Evelyn asked:

I read this many years ago in a Readers digest omnibus, and liked it thought I cannot remember much about it now. But if I lijed it then, you can be sure it is worth reading now. Would it be worth going back to it again? Evelyn.

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Terri Try the audiobook version. It is the story you loved before, performed brilliantly.
Iris Definitely. If you relate to it once, then it will forever be a warm memory to you, because childhood is something that everyone has had to go through and something that everyone wants to relive.
Karen Thysen definitely yes. I read it as a youth and now as a mature adult, enjoying all that went over my head the first time.
Judith Absolutely! Your perspective will be different now, but you will still love it! I did.
Jennifer Rhue -I first read "Tree" my freshman year of high school. That was 1965 and I have worn out several copies, given away many and have 4 of them currently. 2 are 1st editions, 1 Reader's Digest and the last...a 1940's reading copy.
-I have seen the movie a couple times but wasn't impressed.
-Needless to say, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is my very favorite. To Kill A Mockingbird is a very close second.
Marge Yes. I just reread. Do it.
Andrew Nease I would say so: it strikes me as the kind of book that has alot of layers that would enable you to get something new out of multiple rereads; especially if you're only previous experience was abridged and you don't remember much about it.
John My Summer reads list consists of "classics" I read many years ago.
Experience and events change one's outlook and interpretation.
definitely pick it up and re-read.
Alice Wijayaratne I would definitely say read it again as you may find yourself connect to different things in the book as you get older. Each time I have re read the book I have found something different in it, also it is just nice to re visit a good old book and un earth some fond memories, I hope you find this helpful. :)
Jialin Mao Totally! I have read this book 4 times and the more I read it the more I love it.
Leslie Fay Yes, I just finished re-reading it and loved it. I have re-read other books and not been able to finish them, wondering why I liked them in the first place. That is a very disappointing feeling because when you have a good feeling about a book and then years later read it and can't even get through it, it's just a letdown. But when I re-red this book this year, at the age of (almost) 64, I couldn't put it down and remember that same feeling from when I read it the first time! It's definitely a keeper in my bookcase!
Pam Depends on how old you are. Will in bring back sweet memories l.ik it does/did for me.
Hattie Ryan Absolutely yes! I first read it in the early 1970s still love it as much as I did then.
Sarah Yes! One of my favourite books ever!
Vickie yes, yes, yes! It is so good! I have read it and re-read it many times I love it that much. You can't put it down almost. Yes! Read it!
Gina Definitely read it again! I enjoyed it so much more the 2nd time around.
Jocelyn Jazmen maybe watch the film version, and see if the story re-captures your heart ;)
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