the Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

a match. They all drudge to leave Welch for New York, where they become homes and jobs and are happy and successful. The author, Jeanette Walls, shows in the book. Thus, his dream became a lost dream. He often disappears for days at a time, and his children are aware that they cant rely on him. I wonder now as people who knew this family as this was happening dnt see Jeanettes book now and wonder the same thing themselves. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. However, soon the foundation of the house turns into the personal landfill in her family, reflecting the crash of the American Dream for Rex Walls. The title of the book is based on his dream of constructing a glass castle for his members of the family, even when the Walls were sinking into the extreme poverty. A weak character of Dad never come to terms with the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Fantasy Or Allegory? their lost dreams, while individuals like the main character who have the strength to substitute the impossible dreams with the contentment. The writer describes Wallss childhood, relationships with the family, and ability to overcome all the hardships in this book.

Jeannette continues to collect rocks and even makes necklaces for her mother out of them. Being sick might have meant staying home in our freezing house instead of spending the day in a toasty classroom (Walls 177). Once Jeannette rips her thigh open on a nail, but Mom refuses to take her to the hospital. Another place where Jeannette and Brian love to go is the dump. It becomes apparent that the main heroines admiration is growing as she continues to depict the experience in the positive terms. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town and the family Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. In our Bookies Book Club discussion of this book this past week, we found the book to be so incredible that it had to be non fiction. . When he gambles, he prefers poker and pool, games of skill, not chance.

She is asking hundreds of dollars for each one, because to her, they are incredibly valuable, and shed leader Proposal rather keep them than sell them for less that they are worth. Instead, he stays home and they read aloud, consulting a dictionary in the middle of the floor when they dont know a word. Jeanette Walls book is written well and Jeanette shares her life story in a matter of fact, occasionally humorous tone. . She has to cope with many obstacles without her parents help. Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.