Angela’s Ashes: A Review

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Angela’s Ashes is the memoir of Frank McCourt‘s life as a poor Irish boy whose father is an alcoholic and whose mother is struggling to keep all of her children alive.

The novel is mostly a story about survival… having to beg for shoes and their next meal. Not knowing when they’re going to eat next or which sibling will pass away from a disease they can’t fight.

The audiobook was read by Frank McCourt himself. It was a humorous portrayal of his struggle. He almost didn’t even see it as a difficult life, he just did what he had to in order to survive. It’s a story about everyday life for a poor Irish boy in the 1930’s.

It wasn’t the best novel I’ve ever read, but still interesting. I give it a 2.5 star, a little below average.

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