Summary Of The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls

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What would it be like to grow up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and a mother who doesn’t even want to be responsible for her own children? The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls is a memoir based around growing up in such a family. There are six members in the Walls’s family, Rex and Rosemary Walls are the parents of Lori, eldest child, Jeanette and Brain, middle children, and Maureen, youngest. Jeanette’s father played a big role in his families success, when sober Rex was a charming man able to capture the imagination of his children, but when he drank he became destructive, as for her mom a true free spirit artist making life harder on the children. The children soon began to have to take care of their own selves.


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