In her autobiography, Jeannette Walls tells us about her unconventional life. From being smuggled out of the burn ward in the hospital at age three to digging through the garbage cans after lunch at school to find something to eat, Jeannette’s life was never boring. She tells of her family: a younger brother, Brian, an older sister, Lori, and a younger sister, Maureen, and her parents. Her father, Rex Walls, was a raging alcoholic, using all of their grocery money to feed his addiction. Her mother, Rose Mary Walls, was a free spirit and a loose cannon, choosing to keep a diamond ring that Jeanette found in the back yard instead of selling it for food money.
I read this book as an assignment for my English class.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book to remind themselves how good life is.
I would give this book five stars! ***** (Amazing!)
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Review by Kaitlin, 12th grade