Marcie’s review of The Glass Castle
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May 25, 2008 10:25AM
I too had a mixed reaction to the parents and your review reminds me of some of the positive aspects (I read it some time ago). It was not a black-white scenario for me, either (as it seemed to be for many of your friends) and it raised a lot of questions in my mind. Great review!
May 27, 2008 08:11AM
you're review is spot on. There were several reviews that I read where the reviewers couldn't get past the neglect and the selfishness of Jeanette's parents - but my goodness there were a lot of lessons taught as well.
Oct 07, 2008 02:57PM
I SO agreed with your review!
Sep 02, 2009 10:26AM
Beautiful review!! I got mixed fellings like that too! I thought how could such smart adults be so dumb? I knew it was because they were ill, but they would say or do something that was so out there it was damn intellegent!
Dec 01, 2009 08:09AM
Although her parents committed countless acts of neglect and insanity, they were both highly intelligent. I think that is what balanced out the book and made me want to continue reading it despite the awful situations the children experienced. I never thought the parents didn't love the kids. It is, however, amazing to me that Jeanette not only survived, but thrived in her adult life.
Jan 19, 2011 01:52PM
I liked your review - and I think it's interesting that Maureen, who was probably the best looked after child because of her older siblings and friends' families, ended up remaining the most dependent and the least able to cope with the damage she had suffered as a child.
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