How Can You Learn More About "The Glass Castle"?


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Find out more about the characters, the plot, the themes and overall analysis of "The Glass Castle," a memoir by Jeannette Walls, at CliffNotes.com. This story of a girl growing up in an impoverished family is in the works to become a movie as well as of late 2015, according to IMDB.com.

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The story is about Jeannette Walls and how her family is always on the run, avoiding paying bills, living in complete filth, trying to avoid Child Protective Services and doing what they are able to barely survive. When Jeannette sees her homeless mother digging through trash one day in New York City, it reminds Walls of all she has been through in her life. After her father's heart attack death, Jeannette realizes that even though her parents were an embarrassment to her in the past, she did learn a lot from them, including the importance of freedom and accepting your past, according to CliffNotes.com.

The movie version of the book, as of December 2015, is still in the works. It is planned that Brie Larson will play the part of Jeannette, and the film will also star Woody Harrelson. It will be directed by Destin Cretton. Lionsgate will produce the film.

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