This review is from: The Glass Castle (Paperback)
The best way for me to describe this book is that it stands out in my memory as having 3 "phases". The first phase being happy and sunny. Jeannette and her family at this point living a very care-free nomadic lifestyle of "dreamers". After a while I found it a little repeatitive and I almost gave up.
I'm so glad I didn't.
Phase 2 turns dark. The Walls' move to a town where things take a turn for the worse. You find yourself rooting for the Walls' kids (vs. their alcoholic father and their apathetic mother) all the way to the end.
I'm not going to go into the Third Phase at risk of releasing spoilers...
I can highly recommend the read and advise that if you, like me, are tempted to give up because you're finding it a little tedious in the middle, persevere! It's worth it in the end!