*sigh* there are books that you just devour and move on, and then there are books that devour you and all you can do is just sit and let all the emotions roll freely. This is one of those books that will devour you. As I sit here and think of the true story she told, I can’t help to think of what a strong soul she is. This is a story of her childhood and into some of her adulthood. Her story is written in such a way you just can’t help but relate to it. On top of that it’s told in a humorous manner even though some of what her and her family faced were far from it! She could have looked at her life as if she was a victim and certainly she was like many poor kids with alcoholic father’s. But she didn’t, it was an adventure with some hard times but with a beautiful ending. So go pick this book up, grab a nice drink, and enjoy this beautiful heartbreaking story of one brave soul.
The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.
The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.
The Glass Castle is truly astonishing–a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family