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February 4, 2009

The Glass Castle: Book Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — smackamack @ 11:48 pm


The Glass Castle is a memoir written by journalist, Jeannette Walls. Jeannette writes about her unique childhood, sharing her fond memories of her father and mother. She tells how they refused to conform to society’s ideas of responsibility, leaving their children to fend for themselves for even the most basic of needs, such as food and shelter. Jeannette tells her story in a straightforward fashion that is not touched with anger or self-pity, belying events that often shock her readers with her almost innocent presentation of the facts. The Glass Castle is an astonishing memoir that will leave the reader both stunned by the tragic circumstances of Jeannette’s childhood and awed by her strength.

This is a short summary of this book that i was given for Christmas by my friend Whitney.  I just finished it last night and absolutely loved it.  I expected to find this book to be depressing and sad; however, i was surprised to find it to be a quick, fun, and an interesting story that leaves you feeling somber with a slightly bitter taste in your mouth.  I recommend this for all people ages 18 + (more so females) and for anyone who thought they had a crazy childhood… 

I give this book **** out of 5 stars.

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