Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Glass Castle

I never heard of the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls until my sister mentioned that her book club had read it. It is Jeannette's own story of growing up with parents that are definitely not average. Her parents loved her, that you could tell, but they had unique views of getting along in our society. The story was a bit graphic at times, and the ending was not tragic but still sad. It made me wonder how many more unusual families there are in the world where children are treated so poorly that they cannot adjust to a "normal" life in our country. Her story did make me more thankful for growing up in a fairly normal family. This isn't a book for everyone, but it did make me think.

1 comment:

amandajean said...

wow, never thought I would see the day that you, queen of books, would be taking reading suggestions from me!

I agree, that it was a bit graphic in some places, but definitely worth reading. It also made me thankful for a stable homelife.

In our book club we all wondered how 3 out of the 4 kids ended up leading "normal" lives after living in all those abnormal circumstances. Didn't you wonder that too?