This story is all about the characters. The author does an excellent job of building them and telling a good story. This wasn't a book that I just couldn't put down, but it was an enjoyable listen that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good read. The author did an excellent job with the narration, too.
I was looking for something funny. This was bitter, funny in a way, enjoyable all the way. I kept on wanting to listen more.
I was so sorry for all these things that were happening. And in the end I realized that the narrator was the author of the book, who was the girl the book was talking about. It gave me chills.
I love classics and non-fiction!
Such a great story; happy, sad, all of the emotions. It's well written and well read. You'll be glad you chose this book.
I love this book so much I told my kids that I would pay them $50 to read this book. I love how Jeanette tells the beauty of love, intelligence and wonder her parents gave her. How simple things could shine with importance and how strong the human spirit is. I learned so much about life choices and how skillful one must be to survive homeless. Despite severe neglect, three out of four kids banned together to make a life for themselves, such as they had never seen before or could have dreamed of This book is so inspirational, and I feel should be required reading in every college Social Work program . Bravo!
I liked the sorry. It flowed well. The narrator didn't sound like she was comfortable reading it even though it was her own writing.
This is a difficult story to hear at times. It exposes the complexities in human beings. What a beautiful story of beauty from ashes. I love this story and have immense respect for the author and her siblings!
Absolutely! Although it took me a little bit to fully get into the story, once I did I couldn't wait to find out what happened!
Jeannette probably wouldn't be the best career narrator, but her delivery and accent reading her own memoir was pure authenticity, and once I realized that, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
I just couldn't believe there were parents in this day and age that were so oblivious to their children's basic needs! I couldn't believe what these children endured until they were old enough to care for themselves. Amazing. Fascinating. An awesome listen!
It's always refreshing to hear a book written in the author's own voice- the reader gets the intonations, pausing and emphasis directly from the source. Jeanette walls does a wonderful job with her wonderful story that captivated me the entire experience. I would heartily recommend this touching memoir to anyone and everyone!!