The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir that recounts author Jeannette Walls’ unconventional childhood. Jeannette, along with her siblings, undergo many hardships, including poverty and sexual assault as their alcoholic father fails to find steady work. The story follows Jennette’s life from the time she is a toddler until she is old enough to move to New York City, where she and her siblings build a new life for themselves. As she reflects on her life, the adult Jeannette is able to appreciate the freedom of her childhood while condemning her parents’ actions, and is eventually at peace with her past.

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