5.0 out of 5 stars
Captivating Memoir, June 4 2007
The novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls outlines her life and her obstacles that have allowed her to become the person she is today. As a child she is less fortunate when it comes to luxury and money. Her father an alcoholic with rebellious theories, has unpractical ideas of how to support his family. Her mother, a weak woman who follows her husband in every way, takes more care of herself than her children. They move every few months to different cities, this decision is made by Jeannette's father, with little concern of what it is doing to the children. Her parent's views of non-conformity set a negative example, but it showed Jeannette who she wanted to be. There are so many aspects of the book, from Jeannette's siblings to her parent's theories that one can easily relate to their own life and self-growth.