Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"The Glass Castle"

This a great memoir piece.  It reads differently than a narrative as it should, but still has a narrative feel when you read it.  This book is really interesting because the author Jeanette Walls had originally written this book from her adult perspective, but when she first attempted to publish it this way, the book never seemed to catch fire.  So, she years later, decided to re-write it from her childhood perspective.  This time, her book popped and that is what the "Glass Castle" is today.

This story is about a young girl who deals with a family that live like nomads all across America. This book raises the questions:  what makes a home and what does it mean to be homeless?  I will leave the rest for you to find out on your own.

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