Book Review of Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


I thought this book (and movie as well) were interesting and thought provoking. I was very surprised when the family returned to Ireland after having come to America, but not be able to make it. Their life in Ireland wasn't any better ... than if they had just stayed in America. It makes you wonder how families (mothers in particular) survived such poverty, heartache and death. I am interested in reading McCourt's other book "'Tis" as well, especially since this is the last chapter and ending of the book.

I am a bit surprised that its on the extra reading for my DD's High School Independent Novel reading list ... as some of the parts get rather sexually explicit. But I don't think it's that bad and wouldn't dream of banning it.