This is the second time I've read the book, but the first time listening. Jeannette Walls narrates well, and her voice actually adds to the story.
This could be a depressing story; the scenario certainly is. But the Walls have a tenacity and hope that keeps it from sliding into the abyss. Good book; definitely worth reading, even a second time.
Just a Northern MN girl in love with books...so much that she shares her passion. Teaching is NOT just a career; it is a choice and calling
I always like to listen to a memoir read by the author themselves. It adds such a component of honesty that you just can't quite get with a different narrator.
This story is real. Honest. Thought-provoking. I have taught this book twice and loved it each time! This time I purchased the audio for some of my students that needed that extra guidance to get through. I loved hearing Jeannette's soothing voice playing through my room day after day...
This book is awesome. It plays with your emotions makes you feel sad for them then mad because they had so may chances os succeed, but not the enthusiasm to do so.
Best book ever. this is a must read. when I first started reading this book, it was like any other book at first on how people had problems and what not, but when I kept reading further in to the 2nd and 3rd chapter, story got very interesting from there.
You don't need a license to become a parent, but the story of the Walls family demonstrates that love and resilience can sometimes overcome parenting that would, in my neighborhood, get the kids removed to foster care. Jeannette Walls' love for her hopelessly flawed parents is a testament to their innate good intentions, despite alcoholism, narcissism, mental illness, and laziness. Most heartbreaking were the stories of children raising themselves while finding money to support their parents' addictions, including the dad's attempt to pimp his 13 year old daughter at a hillbilly tavern. An excellent performance of a compelling story.
I had been recommended this read from many and I'm so glad I was able to listen to it!! Such a heartfelt story, I didn't want it to be over
"The Glass Castle" a required book for one of my classes in school so I wasn't expecting to enjoy it much. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Sadly I could relate with much of the story, which was comforting in a way. Gives me hope.