Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: A Review

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 

by Betty Smith

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

My Thoughts: I purchased this book. I never finished it. It seemed to seriously lack any sort of rhythm. I kept hoping a plot would come about but... I guess I eventually gave up on it. I never did finish reading it. 

Publisher's Synopsis:
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

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