A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ★★★ by Betty Smith
This is the story of a young girl growing up at he beginning of the 20th century in poverty circumstances caused by her father's alcoholism as well as her parent's lack of education. Francie is told that she needs a good education by the adult members of her family and she strives toward success but is hampered by teachers who are unsupportive of the "poor" kids.
Many aspects of the differences between the early 20th century and current day are obvious . I read this book for my book club and though few of us were enthusiastic about the book, it did garner a great a discussion.
DATE READ: May 16 - May 18
NO. OF PAGES: 528
Type of Book e-book