The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls. The book recounts Jeannette’s life and the struggles her and her family endured. The Walls family lived an unconventional life full of poverty, neglect, and the struggle to love extremely dysfunctional parents.
Constantly moving from town to town, the Walls children, three girls and one boy, learned to make a life for themselves. After they finished school, the children decided the best way to start new, far from their parents destructive path, was to move to New York. Their parents soon followed but chose to live on the streets instead of changing their ways.
The Glass Castle is a compelling book about a dysfunctional but loyal family. Despite living such hard lives, the kids rarely resented their parents and had such a deep, genuine love for them. The story is about overcoming obstacles against all odds, but also a story about a close knit family that loves unconditionally, despite everyone’s flaws. This New York Times Bestseller is in the process of being made into a film.