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.
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.