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Glass Castle de Jeannette Walls
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Glass Castle

de Jeannette Walls

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Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.… (mais)
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Título:Glass Castle
Autores:Jeannette Walls
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir de Jeannette Walls

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Oh man. I don't know. I listened to this one, and by the end of the first disc, I was feeling nauseous from the level of abuse going on. But I was listening to Walls reading it herself, and she's a pretty great reader, so I decided just to test the waters of the next disc. Eventually, I couldn't tear myself away, but it all just felt like a slow motion train wreck. The extent of poverty and abuse the Walls children endured is something (thankfully) pretty darn foreign to me...and it reminded me of just how multifaceted poverty can be. I don't even know why I'm giving it four stars. I feel pretty gross, but it was well-written and mesmerizing all the same. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
Very eccentric parents raise children in poverty. Their lives are full of adventures. Pulled me in right away - easy to read. ( )
  Karenbrady63 | Jun 7, 2021 |
i don't even know what to write. her childhood was this awful mixture of chosen poverty and neglect, and constant danger (from the living situations her parents put them all in) framed as an adventure. in a different circumstance - one where the parents were doing all they could, for example - this might be seen as a coping strategy for the kids. a way to keep them going and moving forward. but in this situation, where her mom would prefer to be homeless than to hold a job that she has a degree for, it just further excuses the neglect the children faced. and i can't tell for sure, but it sort of seems like jeannette walls buys into that to a large degree. not entirely, i mean she knew it was a bad situation, and escaped (as did all the children) as soon as they could. but she named her book the glass castle, the fantasy her parents created of their future, to excuse the now. she never calls the neglect what it is, although she does acknowledge what would happen if child protective services saw how they lived. i understand loving your parents even through things such as abuse and neglect, but usually that comes with seeing or naming the neglect for what it is. i'm not sure she has done that.

it's such an interesting look at chosen poverty and the life the kids were forced to live. i also thought it was well written, although some of her writing tics got on my nerves after a while. i know this is her own story she was writing, but i do wonder about her sister maureen, who does not seem to have come through this unscathed. she also only mentions a boyfriend, eric, in passing, even though they had been dating for several years. i found that odd, although in retrospect maybe it makes sense because she was telling us about her family and their history, not about other people.

in the end i see some problems with this book, but when reading it i found it really compelling and well done, and still find it really worthwhile. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | May 17, 2021 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. Not only was this a fascinating memoir, but it was very well written. The childlike narration at the beginning was very immersive and atmospheric and it was nice to see the voice grow up as the author did. It really kept me hooked until the end and I couldn't put it down. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/l0oo1-00D6w

Enjoy! ( )
  booklover3258 | Apr 8, 2021 |
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''The Glass Castle'' falls short of being art, but it's a very good memoir. At one point, describing her early literary tastes, Walls mentions that ''my favorite books all involved people dealing with hardships.'' And she has succeeded in doing what most writers set out to do -- to write the kind of book they themselves most want to read.
 

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Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

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