A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn For Use In Schools And Libraries Only The American Classic About A Young Girl S Coming Of Age At The Turn Of The Century This P.S Edition Features An Extra 16 Pages Of Insights Into The Book, Including Author Interviews, Recommended Reading, And. Some books give young girls dreams of ponies, kittens, and visions of eternal love This book is not one of them.If I were to make a metaphor, this book would be the equivalent of the ice bucket challenge It offers no platitudes, it is harsh, realistic It slaps you in the face with reality, a reality that is very rarely pleasant.And it is also one of the best young adult books I have ever read.I first read this book as a young teen, perhaps when I was 13 or 14 The main lesson I learned from i Some books give young girls dreams of ponies, kittens, and visions of eternal love This book is not one of them.If I were to make a metaphor, this book would be the equivalent of the ice bucket challenge It offers no platitudes, it is harsh, realistic It slaps you in the face with reality, a reality that is very rarely pleasant.And it is also one of the best young adult books I have ever read.I first read this book as a young teen, perhaps when I was 13 or 14 The main lesson I learned from it Life is not fair Life is hard Life is harsh People suffer Good things do not come to those who wait Even if you re the best person in the world, life can still slap you in the face, and you can only take what fate has handed you Even if you strive to be the best child you can be to your parents, they can still show favoritism to your younger sibling, for no reason than the fact that your younger sibling w
Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life Let me be gay let me be sad Let me be cold let me be warm Let me be hungryhave too much to eat Let me be ragged or well dressed Let me be sincere be deceitful Let me be truthful let me be a liar Let me be honorable and let me sin Only let me be something every blessed minute And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost Don t say that It s not better to die W Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life Let me be gay let me be sad Let me be cold let me be warm Let me be hungryhave too much to eat Let me be ragged or well dressed Let me be sincere be deceitful Let me be truthful let me be a liar Let me be honorable and let me sin Only let me be something every blessed minute And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost Don t say that It s not better to die Who wants to die Everything struggles to live Look at that tree growing up there from the grating It gets no sun, and water only when it rains It s growing out of sour earth And it s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong Oh, I wish I was young again when everything seemed so wonderful Well, a person can cry for only so long Then she has to find something else to do with her time I know that s what people say you ll get over it I d say it, too Bu
Yup, I m reading it AGAIN I sob, and I mean sob, every time I read this book It s such a simple story Francie Nolan is a smart little girl who s trying to find beauty in her sometimes ugly, always poverty stricken life Her adored father is wonderful, but too plagued by his own demons to support his family Her mother loves her children fiercely but is often harsh because she thinks it s her job to keep them grounded in reality oh, and she seems to love Francie s brotherHer aunt is Yup, I m reading it AGAIN I sob, and I mean sob, every time I read this book It s such a simple story Francie Nolan is a smart little girl who s trying to find beauty in her sometimes ugly, always poverty stricken life Her adored father is wonderful, but too plagued by his own demons to support his family Her mother loves her children fiercely but is often harsh because she thinks it s her job to keep them grounded in reality oh, and she seems to love Francie s brotherHer aunt is a bit of a floozy,
During my adolescent years a short run program on television was Brooklyn Bridge, a show about life in Brooklyn during the 1950s The last line of the show s theme song was that place just over the Brooklyn Bridge will always be home to me When I think of Brooklyn, my mind goes back to awholesome time when city children could stay out late and parents did not have to worry about their well being, where children frequented the penny candy store and rode on paper routes after school This During my adolescent years a short run program on television was Brooklyn Bridge, a show about life in Brooklyn during the 1950s The last line of the show s theme song was that place just over the Brooklyn Bridge will always be home to me When I think of Brooklyn, my mind goes back to awholesome time when city children could stay out late and parents did not have to worry about their well being, where children frequented the penny candy store and rode on paper routes after school This was the Brooklyn of the 1950s, yet by immersing myself in Betty Smith s timeless A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for two days, I entered into an environment that was both wholesome and dangerous and a per
Well, the tree grows very slowly and with exhaustive detail.Couldn t get through this one Actually, that s not entirely true I could have And I don t mean that in the way of a mountain climber who just couldn t make it to the top and then warps reality by looking back at it No, it slike couldn t as in I couldn t eat another hashbrown from my McDonald s breakfast Sure, I COULD have It just didn t seem worth the pain.I get why this book is a classic, I think My brother and I argue Well, the tree grows very slowly and with exhaustive detail.Couldn t
Loved it from page 1Slow paced and really descriptive but I loved it.I really enjoyed learning about life back then for the NolansHighs and lows of life and daily experience I was so emotionally attached to Francie She was a brillant character and I loved her to pieces I had heard of this book quite frequently, but for some reason or another never picked it up Then years ago, my book club decided to read it What a Joy What a Pleasure I loved reading about this young girl who loved to read as much as I did How I could relate to her love of going to the library and finding that special book that treasure Thus, this book became my treasure It holds a place on my favorite book list Francie Nolan is a very poor young girl living in the slums of Williamsbur I had heard of this book quite frequently, but for some reason or another never picked it up Then years ago, my book club decided to read it What a Joy What a Pleasure I loved reading about this young girl who loved to read as much as I did How I co
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time Then your time on earth will be filed with glory A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty SmithThis may well be one of the top 5 books I have ever read It is an amazing piece of fiction one of those books that stays with you long after you ve read it This was Betty Smith s first novel and it is an American classic it was an immediate bestseller when it was published in 1943 Smith drew from her own experienLook at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time Then your time on earth will be filed with glory A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty SmithThis may well be one of the top 5 books I have ever read It is an amazin
My story of this book I never read this back during my school days though I was probably given the opportunity I had two elective English classes where we were given a choice between three books, this was probably one but I chose another Sometime within the passing years I bought a copy and put it in the book shelf that is next to my television, where it has stared at me for years, subtly asking ng is it my turn yet When my friend Brina said she was reading this book and did anyone want to r My story of this book I never read this back during my school days though I was probably given the opportunity I had two elective English classes where we were given a choice between three books, this was probably one but I chose another Sometime within the passing years I bought a copy and put it in the book shelf that is next to my television, where it has stared at me for years, subtly asking ng is it my turn yet When my friend Brina said she was reading this book and did anyone want to read Al ng with her, I looked at the book and thought, go for it It was finally this books turn I opened the page..Started reading and fell in love with the story of Francie and her family, living in Brooklyn during the early 1900 s Kate her mother, a very strong woman who worked extr
Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has been passed down through at least three or four generations and is highly regarded as a classic novel perfect for any young adult bent on entering adulthood and escaping from the gaping clutches of a complicated childhood While it was not for those reasons that I first picked up Brooklyn, I came to regard it as one of the finest books that I had ever read At first glance, it is a very deceitful book short words spaced nicely apart and, a largis Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has been passed down through at least three or four generations and is highly regarded as a classic novel perfect for any young adult bent on entering adulthood and escaping from the gaping clutches of a complicated childhood While it was not for those reasons that I first picked up Brooklyn, I came to regard it as one of the finest book

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  • Library Binding
  • 528 pages
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Betty Smith
  • English
  • 21 December 2017
  • 1417681411