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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

A memoir of Jeannette Walls childhood and young adulthood is in the style of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Mary Karr’s Liars Club. Ms Walls was the second born of four children and the closest to ... Read full review

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User Review  - 50MinuteMermaid - LibraryThing

I actually had a hard time with this book, since Walls does little to redeem anyone except herself and her sister even at the very end. While I cannot and would not question the execrable ... Read full review

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User Review  - flippinpages - LibraryThing

Did I enjoy this? Yes I did. I also think the author took her childhood and wrote a good fictionalized memoir around it. Not buying this as 100% nonfiction. Read full review

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User Review  - C.carpenter - LibraryThing

The Glass Castle is an easy book to get sucked into its compelling story about such a dysfunctional family. Reading this book helps you realize that no matter who your family is, they’ll always be ... Read full review

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User Review  - gaillamontagne - LibraryThing

Amazing true story of a young woman's determination to overcome the disfunction of her family. Her mother was mentally ill, self absorbed, and in denial of her family's needs , her father an alcoholic ... Read full review

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User Review  - amyolivia - LibraryThing

I LOVED this book! It's amazing that it's a memoir. It's hard to believe that someone who's been through so much could rise above it all to live the life she'd imagined. Read full review

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User Review  - Morgan_Mott - LibraryThing

My future sister in law described this book as "scarring" and my future mother in law described it as "AMAZING" and continuously insisted I read it. They were, in fact, both right! The thing about The ... Read full review

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User Review  - binadaat - LibraryThing

didn't like this book at all. One of those books that makes me think: some people go to therapy. Others write. Unlike Angela's Ashes or the Color of Water, both tributes to family, this book was not ... Read full review

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User Review  - tinkerbellkk - LibraryThing

Well written and at the same time so very sad. Fascinating read about the author's dysfunctional childhood. Unbelievable how her parents were so completely oblivious to the needs of their children ... Read full review

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User Review  - ei214 - LibraryThing

I loved this book so much! So beautifully written. Reality is absolutely more incredible than fiction. Jeannette and her siblings had amazing strength and drive and creativity. This is a totally unique memoir; I only hope the movie can do it justice. Read full review


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