The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls

  • Release Date: 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,442 Ratings

Description

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Reviews

  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By Jrol0000
    Loved it! This was a well written story of the life of Jeannette Walls and her adventurous upbringing. The Glass Castle carried me through this journey as I learned so much about this inspirational character! Jeannette is strong, determined, kind and genuine. She is courageous and level minded. These characteristics get her through the highs and lows! What an amazing ride! I would recommend this book to anyone!
  • Pretty good book

    3
    By ECR5047
    Very eye opening and genuine read.
  • Unforgettable true story

    5
    By tigertrace
    I never read nonfiction but I'm so glad someone recommended this to me. Unbelievable life story. Admire this brave woman! READ THIS BOOK
  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By DAVE L 8510 MID VIL
    Couldn't put it down, a page turner that kept me awake at night. Beautifully written and heart rendering. An interesting family is an understatement.
  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By Caitlyn123june11
    i Just Saw The Movie Today But I'm Guessing The Book Will Be As Great As The Movie
  • TERRIBLE.

    1
    By germythewermy
    So terrible
  • Couldn't Put It Down

    5
    By BakerReader
    Jeannette has a unique perspective in her writing style; I don't recall ever reading anything like her. She had me at hello. Started reading this is the morning, finished it that night. Excellent book.
  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By Allrtsken135
    Jeannette Walls captivates her readers with a truth that reveals courage and vulnerability. A page-turner that uncovers resiliency of spirit and the power of unconditional love.
  • 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

    1
    By monicccaaaah
    Boring book, not worth it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Kate7337
    This book is a masterpiece. I couldn't put it down.

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