“Glass Castle” teaches readers survival


Sadie Price

“The Glass Castle”

Sadie Price, Reporter

“The Glass Castle” is a book that will teach the reader to be grateful for the little things in life.

Throughout the book, the reader will read about all of the dangerous risks this family takes to stay together.  

“The Glass Castle” is a book about a family who has very little money for many things that happen such as the daughter getting burned.  Little things like this cause the family to have many unpaid bills. From the beginning of the book to the end, the reader will keep reading about this dysfunctional family and how the kids act as the parents in all the situations.   As the story progresses, the family finally finds a small abandoned house. Just as the family settles in, they get in trouble again and are on the run. One day when the father and daughter are lying on the desert ground, the father promises the daughter that they will live in a glass castle. Throughout the story, the reader will read about the struggles the family goes through and how they learn to stay together.

A reason why the reader would enjoy this book is because once something would end a new event would occur and the family would find themselves back on the run again.  Another reason why the reader would enjoy this book is the family always has each others back and always was there for each other. As the story unfolds, new events keep the family on the run and the reader on the edge of their seat.

I found the book to be an easy read because there are many relatable events, such as the family never gave up on anything they did.  This relates to me because I never give and always try and do my best.

“The Glass Castle” is written by Jeannette Walls.  Walls is a journalist in New York. She is the author of “The Silver Star” and “The New York Times Book Review” named one of the best top ten books in 2009.