Saturday’s Book: “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

Scrappy! (Naomi's Photos)
(Naomi’s Photos)

What a book!

I couldn’t put it down.

A great storyteller who got me totally involved in her incredible childhood. While certainly a tale of woe, determination and achievement, one of the unusual aspects of this story (unlike other such tales that I’ve encountered) is that the Walls children’s minds were fed, it’s their physical bodies that were criminally neglected. They discussed dictionary definitions and had good language skills, knew about art, astronomy and much more.

I shouldn’t say anymore. It’s the story told from the child’s perspective that is so compelling. Best to learn the tale in the proper way!

Highly recommended!

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