30 March 2006
The Glass Castle
A friend gave me a copy of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I put off reading it because my friend's description made it sound like a real "downer." However, I found myself enjoying the book. It is a story of poverty, neglect, and hardship. But she paints the realistic family portrait with compassion and understanding. You find yourself liking and loathing family members. Just like any family, they have their problems, but also have strengths. A great read!