Book: A Girl From Yamhill
Author: Beverly Cleary
This is my 24th read for the year
This is Beverly's own chilhood story. She was born in a small town in Oregon, called Yamhill, but at the age of 6, her family had enough for hard farm life and moved to Portland where she spent most of her young life. Through this book she talks about what it is like to grow up an only child in the early 1900s, through the depression and with a mother she felt never really understood her. This book follows her through her graduation of high school and acceptance to junior college.
This was an interesting book. I didn't know anything about Beverly Cleary's upbringing, and the anecdotes she shares throughout this book gave a good picture of what it was like for her growing up. She didn't seem to have a lot of fond memories of her mother - but she did seem to adre her father. I am glad I found this one through a book challenge.