This is such a wonderful and amazing piece of literature. Each and every character is so well-developed and unique, I feel like I really know them. Francie Nolan is a great character with a strong and perceptive personality. I loved Francie's mother, Katie, and I admired the many different layers and complexity to her and Francie's relationship. This is a book that leaves a lasting impact.
"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 hungry...have 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." - Francie Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn