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.