April 25, 2012
Aday: Good story, poor writing.
Stephanie: Interesting premise but would have made a better long magazine article than a book. Too much detail made the book tiresome!
Chari: I didn't finish the book, made it about 120 pages. Felt like had reached the climax already and lost interest. 120 pages was hard enough!
Amanda: This book was the only book in a long, long, long time that I could not finish. I really wanted to get in to it, but I found myself frustrated by that stupid quack doctor and her lousy excuse for a husband. It just went on and on and on....
Holly: That's $10 I'll never get back.
April 10, 2012
Kerry: I loved this book & had no idea it was a classic. I learned so much & have continued to think about this family.
Aday: An interesting coming of age story, but not one that I would single out for the highest praise.
Stephanie: I loved this book! I did not think I would but I loved the characters - I found them rich and complex and Francie was so relatable to me even from a completely different era. Great classic that I am glad to have taken the time to read!