First, thank you to everyone who commented with their favorite book (or books!) – keep ’em coming.
Second, I promised to post what my favorite book is. This one’s easy – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read it for the first time when I was 10 years old, and have read it numerous times since. Every time I read it, I have a different perspective. First I identified with Francie, the young girl around whom the story is centered. Later, I saw it more from the point of view of Katie, Francie’s mother. And yet another time, I identified with Mary, Francie’s grandmother and Katie’s mother. It’s as though I’m reading a new book each time.
Tomorrow I will post Tim, Book Boy and Little Sister’s favorite books.