The Glass Castle: Jeannette Walls
So I’m going to post about this book for two reasons: 1- because it’s amazing and 2- because it has been on all the top books lists since it came out years ago. Seriously, every time I go into Chapters I see it listed on all the tables like Heather’s Picks, 20 Books To Read Before You’re Twenty, Summer Reads, 30 Books To Read Before You’re Thirty… you get the point; this book is everywhere and it was publishes years ago. It’s a memoir of Walls life as she was growing up and what makes this such an interesting book is that her parents decided to live as homeless people basically. Her family moved around everywhere and it was so interesting to read how Walls grew up in rough, rundown places with parents who didn’t really want to parent too much. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother didn’t seem to concerned with being a mother. This book is just so inspiring as well because while Walls and her siblings grew up in an environment that was not supportive or really healthy, the siblings managed to overcome those obstacles which is really neat to read about. If you have not read this book, please do. It was amazing, inspiring and absolutely crazy to read about these insane situations this family got into. As you can maybe see from this picture, my copy is well worn and loved from the countless times that I’ve read this book. Haha. I l love this book and if you haven’t read it then get going! What are you waiting for?? This book has been top of the lists for years– you must read it!!