The Glass Castle
What was the author's purpose for writing this book? Was the purpose to ee you entertain? Persuade you of something? Inform you? Write down at least one quote to support this idea.
Explain three concepts, principles, techniques you learned from reading this book. Label them A, B, and C as you write about them.
B) Some chapters lasted longer than half the book, the childhood parts.
C) There were little sections in each of the chapters to split up events.
On a scale of 1-5, what would you rate this book? Explain you rating. Who would enjoy this book?
Tag two passages from you book to share with your group.
"I want that one," i said. Dad grinned. "That's Venus," he said. Venus was only a planet, he went on, and pretty dinky compared to real stars. She looked bigger and brighter because she was much closer than the stars. Poor old Venus didn't even make her own light, Dad said. She shone only from reflected light. He explained to me that planets glowed because reflected light was constant, and stars twinkled because their light pulsed. "I like it anyway," I said. I had admired Venus even before that Christmas. you could see it in the early evening, glowing on the western horizon, and if you got up early, you could still see it in the morning, after all the starts had disappeared. "What the hell," Dad said. "It's Christmas. You can have a planet if you want."
It was hard work, but after a month we'd dug a hold deep enough for us to disappear in. Even though we hadn't squared the edges or smoothed the floor, we were still pretty darn proud of ourselves. Once Dad had poured the foundation, we could help him on the frame. But since we couldn't afford to pay the town's trash-collection fee, our garbage was really piling up. One day Dad told us to dump it in the hole. "But that's for the Glass Castle," I said.