The Glass Castle
A MemoireBook - 2005
From Library Staff
The author's memoir of her dysfunctional family. Challenged after the parents of a child objected to its inclusion on an AP English teacher's summer reading list in Hollis/Brookline, NH.
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Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
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The story revolves mostly around the childhood of the author. It describes the nomadic lifestyle of the Walls and how the children have learned to grow without their parents' support. The Glass Castle is mainly telling the dysfunctional connections in this dysfunctional family.
A journalist remembers her challenging, unconventional and impoverished childhood & the family with whom she shared these challenges.
I loved that she went through so much as a child and teenager but still held the faith the whole time and came out of it. I think, a better person for it.
This was a very intriguing book to read, a glimpse into someones life that is almost unbelievable.
Remarkable memoir of resilence and redemption and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeanette's brillant and charismatic father catured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishones 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 propsered.