A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Many of my classmates had to read this in junior high and high school. I didn’t. I am glad that I went back and read it.  It was such a beautifully written book about growing up.  It showed up on one of the lists from this Spring, Books we are glad that mom shared with us.  I was happy that it was such a great book.  It also showed up on the PBS The Great American Read list.

I have included my review below.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful book! I enjoyed every moment. Watching Francie grow and survive everything she and her family went through was wonderful. I can see why this is required reading for junior high and high school. I have been mentally writing my paper since I finished the book. There is so much symbolism that a paper would be easy to write. The book was an easy read and has definitely stood up through time. I am glad that the book ended when it did, so that we can guess what happened to Francie as she became an adult.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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