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Monday, October 8

2006: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brookly, by Betty White - This was the final book that we completed in 2006. Bev chose this one, with lots of support from the rest of the group. It seems that this book was one that each of us had always wanted to read.

I don't remember much of the discussion (this was before we started taking notes), but I do know that everyone enjoyed the book. It was especially interesting to me because my grandfather grew up in Brooklyn and my mother was raised there as well. Plus my grandmother was from Ireland so that was another tie-in to the book for me.

My opinion? This is a very well written, interesting story, one that everyone should read. Through the character of Francie we see poverty, love, independence, childhood, adolescence ... and we love her for it.

The 5 participants in this discussion gave these ratings: 8x2, 8.5, 9 and 10. The official rating was 8.7.

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