A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [Three Things Thursday]

Three Things ThursdayA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Rating: 5/5
Date Read: January 2009

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was one of my favorite reads in 2009. And I think it can safely be somewhere on the all-time list. READ IT NOW.

2. Francie is such a wonderful character. I feel like I have known her all my life even though it took me so many years to finally get to this book. Have I mentioned that you should read this book immediately if you haven’t done so already? Because you should.

3. This book is real. It doesn’t paint a pretty, nostalgic picture of life for the poor in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. Francie has a HARD life. Which is why growing with her throughout the novel is so rewarding.

Three Things Thursday is a new weekly feature where I review books I read prior to blogging by sharing just three things about them.

8 thoughts on “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [Three Things Thursday]

  1. Jenny February 17, 2011 / 10:24 am

    I LOVE this book too! One of my favorites last year.


  2. Melissa February 17, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I read this in 2007 and just loved it for all the reasons you mentioned. It’s such a wonderful book.


  3. Audrey Geddes February 18, 2011 / 12:33 am

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn sounds excellent. I will be getting this one for sure!


  4. Pam February 18, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my two all time favorite books. I first read it in 8th grade and never forgot it. I reread it a couple of years ago and it did not disappoint, even after all these years (30+). I agree. Everyone should read this book!


  5. Ash February 19, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    I listened to this book on audio last year and it was such a great experience. I was listening to the book at work and by the end I started balling and my coworkers were so confused!


  6. Vishy February 20, 2011 / 9:27 am

    Nice review, Michelle! I haven’t heard of this book, but it looks wonderful from your description! Thanks for writing about it.


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