I am used to reading English/Victorian classics so Smith's A tree Grows In Brooklyn was refreshing, being the American classic that it is.At first, I found the story to be slow. I wasn't feeling particularly attached to Francie but she certainly grew on me quickly.It was a beautifully written story and veyr much character-driven. Smith recreates Brooklyn very meticulously. I particularly enjoyed the Christmas tree scenario. I also enjoyed how the reader could relive memories with Francie and Neeley as they did in the book.This is a bit of a half-assed review but all-in-all, I enjoyed the read. It had a lot of feelings and, yah.