Mar 21, 12
Read from February 26 to March 18, 2012
I thought I reviewed this already.... darn you Goodreads app.
This was a book by the same author as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It was about a girl in Brooklyn in the 20s and her sad life. This type of book is right up Betty Smith's lane. She loves to make you feel bad for the main character in a story. Margy grew up in poverty (which seems way worse now that we make more than $12 a week), married into poverty, and basically just lived her sad life where stuff kept going wrong.
I really like the way Betty Smith writes. Her dialogue is authentic and you can really picture the scenes in your head. You are transported into a totally different world. And times have changed so much, it is just crazy. Like Margy and her husband got engaged and married all in less than 2 months. That would be RIDICULOUS today. Craziness.