The Glass Castle
One time I saw a tiny Joshua tree sapling growing not too far from the old tree. I wanted to dig it up and replant it near our house. I told Mom that I would protect it from the wind and water it every day so that it could grow nice and tall and straight. Mom frowned at me. “You’d be destroying what makes it special,” she said. “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty.”
I had to read this book as a summer reading assignment for college. Honestly, I was not looking forward to it. I’m not a fan of nonfiction and I thought this book was going to be tough to get through.
Thankfully, I was wrong. This book made me laugh and cry at the same time on multiple occasions. If you’re ever looking for a good read that will encourage you to help put things into perspective, this is wonderful. The characters were interesting in the sense that I felt connected to the family by the end of the book and I found myself missing them.
Great author, great story, great read. Enjoy. (: