Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Silver Star - Jeannette Walls

I really enjoyed the autobiographical novels written previously by this author.  The Glass Castle and Hal Broke Horses were both moving and well written stories of her parents and grandparents.

This is a fictional story of two young girls with a flighty mother who take off on their own to their uncle's home and discover the story of their mother's past.  I didn't like this book as much as her earlier ones.  Unlike real life, the characters are a little to perfect, the story line a little too neatly wrapped up.

I suspect the author draws on her own experience with eccentric parents to create a story of the struggles of young children bullied and abused by adults.   As other reviewers have noted, this book doesn't live up to the author's previous ones.

Published:  2013  Read: November 2013  Genre: Fiction

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