A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
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.
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I LOVE this book too! One of my favorites last year.
I read this in 2007 and just loved it for all the reasons you mentioned. It’s such a wonderful book.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn sounds excellent. I will be getting this one for sure!
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!
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!
Nice review, Michelle! I haven’t heard of this book, but it looks wonderful from your description! Thanks for writing about it.