If you are looking for a great book to read, I would highly recommend the book The Glass Castle. This is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls. Jeannette shares many stories from her rough childhood. She begins from almost the very beginning of her life by telling readers about an incident that landed her in the hospital when she was only three years old. Throughout the book, she gives us details of the many adventures her family goes on and all the hardships they face along the way. Walls’ describes her family members very vividly. She gives us many important characteristics about each of her siblings and her parents. I found myself using the information that she gives us about the characters to make a picture of them in my head. It makes you feel like you really know them. Jeannette does a spectacular job with giving so many details and really making you understand the circumstances that she was in.
I believe that this book would be enjoyed by both girls and boys and also by people who enjoy reading true stories. This book keeps your attention and never has a dull moment. You are always interested in what is going to happen next. This book also makes you feel many different emotions. While I was reading, the emotion I had most of the time was shock. When you hear the events that occur in the lives of the Walls’ family, you will understand why you would feel shocked. Another emotion that really overcame me was sadness. The Glass Castle is not a very short read, however it is most certainly worth the time to sit down and read. You can find it in the library under 92 WAL. Check it out! You won’t regret it.
~Ericka H., Class of ’11