Book Report On The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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A Struggling Family With Successful Futures
Bill Gates once said, “If you're born poor, it's not your mistake. But if you die poor its your mistake.” In the novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls the Walls children learn many things that lead them to a successful future. This novel is about a very poor family that includes Rex, and Rosemary the father and mother of Lori, Jeannette, Brian, and Maureen Walls. Rex and Rosemary are very irresponsible and don't like having jobs. Because of this they become very poor either because their parents don't like their job so they quit or they get fired. As a result of this the Walls children have to go through many hard things due to their poverty but in doing so they learn many things that help them later on in life. This novel …show more content…

Once in Battle Mountain, Rex lost his job, and they ran out of money quickly. After that, they decided they were going to have to eat a lot less, and Jeannette states how “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary” (Walls 67). This shows us how Jeannette and her family struggled with poverty, because they had no money at the commissary to buy food. Jeannette and her family would have to find their own ways to get food because they were all hungry but had no money to buy any. Jeannette talks about how “During recess at school, I’d slip back into the classroom and find something in some other kids lunch bag that wouldn't be missed” (Walls 68). This shows that Jeannette was very hungry and then she started taking food from the other kids in her class. It also shows us how as she grew up she struggled with poverty even when she was at school. Jeannette learns how resourceful she can be and later in her life this helps her in her success. Jeannette ends up moving to New York with her sister Lori, Jeannette was able to find a job on her own and later her own place, showing she is very resourceful and can do things on her

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