Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
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Sun, 04-04-2010 - 3:02am

After reading The Glass Castle and then reading this one, I really found a lot of similarities between Jeannette Walls and her grandmother.

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 8:28am

This book was fantastic. I've heard from people that have read The Glass Castle that they were disappointed, but I think as long as you approach this book as being something totally apart from The Glass Castle then you'll enjoy it a lot.


Lily is quite a character. She's tough and no nonsense, almost to the point where maybe she was too tough on her children. Her daughter turned out to be completely different to an extreme. Walls doesn't get sentimental about the characters, which is the main reason why it's so easy to enjoy the stories she writes. This a fantastic sophomore effort!


-Mari

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 4:55pm

I just finished The Glass Castle and I have this one waiting for me. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.


Kathie

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