For the month of October I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith as part of the Classics Bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books. I am amazed that I have not read this book before now. I read tons of books in school. I am very grateful that I read this book. This is the story of Francie Nolan who grows up in pre WWI Brooklyn. Her family and her are very poor but in the end she still looks upon her childhood with a certain fondness. The book is full of memorable characters like her aunts and grandmother. It is not a fast paced novel but a journey throughout the Nolans life. I was a little unhappy with the ending. I wanted to know what definitely happens to Francie. Over all even though it deals sometimes with difficult subject matter I do highly recommend this.