I decided to read this book because I wanted to watch the movie that was based on it. Despite the fact that the book is rather long, I enjoyed reading it and became interested in the story outlined by the character Ninny Theadgoode. I liked how the book jumped through time and that each new section was about a different portion of the plot. For example, there were periodic news write-ups about the events going on in Whistle Stop in between the major sections containing plot.
I also enjoyed learning about the atmosphere of Alabama during and after the depression era.
I would recommend this reading to teenager girls as well as adult women. I feel that this book can be enjoyed buy a broad age-range, since it incorporates the lives of children, adults, as well as the elderly. It also reflects on the different emotions that most women go through. This book deals with the major issues of death, love, spousal abuse, and racism. It also incorporates the hardships of poverty for the average families in the south. Fried Green Tomatoes links all of themes into an emotional story with a witty undertone.
After watching the movie which this book was based on, I recommend reading the book instead of watching the movie. However, I might be biased since I tend to like books over movies. Although the movie was pleasant to watch, some of the plot differed from that of the book. The movie did help link together the major characters in the book, though.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes well-written and classic books.
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