10 thoughts on “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  1. says:

    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 striv...


  2. says:

    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 But I know it s not true Oh, you ll be ha...


  3. says:

    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...


  4. says:

    D, D, , , D


  5. says:

    26 7 2016.


  6. says:

    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 m...


  7. says:

    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 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 ...


  8. says:

    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


  9. says:

    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...


  10. says:

    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 books that I had ever read At first glance, it is a very deceitful book short words spaced nicely apart and, a largish font size However, as I began to becomeenveloped in the life of a young Brooklyn girl dreaming of becoming big, I realized that this tale was not as easy as the superficial first glance had led me to believe.For one, Francie s sufferings and trials from being the unloved child gave me a special, odd sort of comfort If she could survive no, fl...


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *