I actually got this book from Melissa during an Autumn Comfort swap. She had read it and knew I loved memoirs and sent it to me. I had never read Walls' "The Glass Castle" so i really didn't know what to expect.
i enjoyed every page and the author's style of writing. It was such a fast read because of it. Her style of writing was precise in how she described situations/events and the strong character's view on life-- surviving not only life back back in the 1930's, but personal tragedies. If you've read it, the part i loved most is when her younger sister stayed with her after trying to break ground in Hollywood.
I could so clearly picture Lily Casey walking into town, high on hope that everything was going to be okay and then the moment she stopped in her tracks and realized what was actually happening. Jeanette Walls showed me that scene so well.
Half Broke Horses was such a great first selection for the book club and I'm excited to see what is chosen next.
(read about the Slow Readers Club here)
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