Memoir’s are not usually something I read but I was recommended to read this story by a member of the book club I am in. I was hesitant to pick it up because autobiographies were not the sort of book I went for. The Glass Castle written by Jeanette Walls was a surprise to me. From the first page to the last I was riveted by the story.
Jeannette Walls tells her life as a young girl living in poverty with her sisters, brother, and parents. Life is hard for all of them living on very little and surviving on even less. This is a story of survival for Jeannette and her siblings. How they conquered what life and their parents had given them.
Throughout the story personally I was appalled by the parents and their thoughtlessness for providing for their own children. They did in a way but more could have been done. The children had to go the extra mile and make something of themselves.
This book is truly inspiring and takes a hard look at what life is like in true hardship situations. There is a silver lining at the end. It was an ending that left hope for the author and her family.