The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
I loved this book! Jeannette Walls is a wonderful storyteller. The book follows Jeannette over the course of her life, mainly focusing on her childhood growing up with dysfunctional parents. Jeannette and her three siblings lived like nomads in their early childhood then later settled in a small West Virginia mining town. As she grew older, Jeannette’s parents gradually worsened and the siblings had to stick together in order to come up with resources to leave home. Although this is a memoir, it is a quick read and has the feel of a fiction novel. I despised the parents during most of this novel, but I greatly admired Jeannette for how she loved her parents and kept an optimistic view. I love how she persevered, as did the other siblings, and made something of themselves. They did a wonderful job with the movie, sticking to the story, and picked actors just as I pictured them while reading the story. I will definitely check out Jeannette’s other books.
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