by Betty Smith
The thing I did not like about this book is the Forward. I hat e when they give away parts of the story before you start reading it. That should be called Commentary and place at the back of the book. this is not a good book to read if you are sad or depressed. It dwells a lot on the destitute conditions in early 20th Century NYC immigrant neighborhoods. Otherwise it is a great story about the trials and triumphs of a family from the viewpoint of a young girl/teenager.