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Subject: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Date Posted: 6/24/2011 10:52 AM ET
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I really want to finish this book, but I am not enjoying it!  Someone tell me if I should stick it out!  blush I am half way in.

Date Posted: 6/24/2011 3:21 PM ET
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I've read it twice. I enjoyed it more the first time.

Can you tell me why you're not enjoying it? Maybe then I can give a recommendation as to whether you should stick it out. 

 

Date Posted: 6/25/2011 3:05 AM ET
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a wonderfully told story of a young girl during a particular time. You absolutely should stick it out. As I've posted on another forum, the story means more when the reader is more mature.

                                                                                                                           Rose

Date Posted: 6/25/2011 6:51 AM ET
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Thanks for the input, I guess  I will stick it out, I think it is just a little slow for poolside reading.

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 1:11 AM ET
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I think it's a slow book but I love it - I got more out of the second reading than the first. I like how the mother says she tries not to favor the son over the daughter but just can't help herself - and that happens in real life regardless of a parent trying not to show favoritism I think. I also liked how things weren't easy and the talk the mother gives the daughter near the end how she'd answer as a mother and as a fellow woman about a guy she was seeing. and I loved how she wanted an education and loved to read! I t was the little things like that that sucked me into the story

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 7:34 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 10:17 AM ET
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I just finished  another book last night, I plan to take" A Tree" on vacation with me this weekend and finish it!

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 12:07 PM ET
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I love this book. It is a coming of age story during a difficult time period. Great writing.

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 11:05 PM ET
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Finished it, it was well worth the read, glad I stuck it out.