The Question and Answer section for The Glass Castle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Everything changes for Jeanette when she moves to New York City. For the first time in her life, she finds a sense of stability and is really able to find herself. Jeanette moves in with her sisters in Evangeline, a woman's hostel in Greenwich...
There were so many times the kids were neglected to what can only be defined as abuse. Having said that one must weigh whether foster care would have been much better. At least with Rex and Rose, the children were together.