Friday, February 8, 2008

by Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls had a chaotic upbringing. Her mother, Rose Mary, was an eccentric artist, who could care less about taking care of children and a house, while Rex, her father, was a self-made man, who was not able to keep a job and was known as the town drunk.
Walls, along with her siblings, had to be resourceful. When there was no money, they foraged in trashcans for food and used markers for their skin, so that the holes in their pants wouldn't show.
The Glass Castle is an incredible story of poverty, survival, hope, and love.
Highly recommended.