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Glenna’s review of The Glass Castle
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Dec 13, 2008 01:41PM
are you sitting there stunned and amazed every page of this book?!?! my jaw was on the floor from the first chapter
Dec 13, 2008 02:24PM
Sometimes it's hard to believe it is a true story, and that people could really be like that. I have to stop sometimes and go back and see if the mother really did say that. The dad actually seems smart and has an answer for everything. I'm not very far, but very interested.
Dec 13, 2008 10:32PM
This book looked interesting, so I just clicked on the title to see what it was about and wa-la...my net nanny kicked in saying I needed a password to read more about it...What kind of book are you reading Glenna?? :) Just kidding - I hope I'm not being too insensitive towards the book. I take it this book is about someone who has been abused? If so, it sounds very similar to another book I read several years ago that I will never forget. It was called The Boy Named It.
Dec 14, 2008 02:09PM
Hey! I haven't been listed as the one that likes naked people. I am not too far into the book, but the abuse seems to be more from him being alcoholic or the fact that these parents don't take care of their kids in the same way we take care of ours. I'll let you know how it goes.
Dec 15, 2008 07:31AM
I understand why your net nanny picked it up, Dana. The language is bad but it's her father's vocabulary so what could she do? (Glenna, stop reading now) And there is some attempted sexual abuse but I didn't feel it was graphic. (Did you? Eliece and Marian?)I wouldn't recommend it to my 12 year old but it's such an amazing story that I'm glad I read it.
Dec 15, 2008 12:40PM
yeah, I agree -- nothing is too graphic. I'd forgotten about the language -- I've become a little to desensitized to that. I think it is definately worth reading!
Dec 19, 2008 11:36AM
The abuse is not described in detail. And the language, howbeit a lot, was cussing and not a lot of hard core words.
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