Kate Burton's voice is enchanting, and matches the story beautifully.
All of the characters are amazing.
I have no idea. It's a perfect title.
Molly Manning's book, When Books Went to War, mentioned this book several times so I had to find out what was so great that soldiers clamored to read it while spending time in a cold, wet foxhole. What a surprise. This book is well written, the characters are rich and full, sometimes its funny and sometimes way past sad but it always left me wondering what would happen next. The story is a lot like Angela's Ashes but I think its better
As Francie found solace in her tree, I found joy in the music of the neighborhood jukebox. I listened from across the street, on my fire escape to the music of the time, and it transported me from the poverty of a crowded railroad apartment to a place where my heart could sing!
I adored this story and only regret I waited until adulthood to read it. Each character is worth knowing and many will leave footprints in your heart and mind.
Hard to say... I read the book many years ago and truly enjoyed it (in fact, I've kept it not wanting to pass it on to library donation as I love it so much). But when I listened this time, I heard parts that I didn't remember so it was truly enjoyable.
The entire thing.
A must for every one!
The story is a classic for a reason. The narrator's regular speaking voice is pleasant but she uses an annoying accent for the dialogue. It makes me dread parts of the book with dialogue to the point where I wish I were reading the book instead of listening to it.
I am glad that I waited all these years to finally read this book. Had I read it as a child, the wonderful message and language might have been lost on me. But I know I would have enjoyed it all the same.