Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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|Wed, 04-16-2008 - 8:14pm|
This book reads like a novel, but is a true story, a memoir. In the beginning the family moves around a lot, and often lives in the desert in their car. They finally settle down, but life doesn't get much better. The dad is a drunk and is often gone for days at a time. The mother does not want to be a parent and lets the kids fend for themselves. They often don't have food, much less running water or electricity. The children end up raising themselves and each other, making their lives better, while their parents choose to be homeless.
I thought this story was interesting and sad at the same time. I cheered on the kids as they grew up and tried to make life better. Good read!