The Glass Castle

Describe Jeanette's mom's meltdown and how each child reacts.


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Dad and Maureen weren't there at the time of the breakdown. Brian made fun of his mother, Lori tried to comfort her, and Jeannette simply stood back observing her. She couldn't believe her mother was acting like a five year old.

Dad wasn't there, and neither was Maureen. Brian, typically, started doing an impersonation of Mom carrying on and sobbing, but no one was laughing, so he picked up his books and walked out of the house. Lori sat next to Mom on the bed, trying to console her. I just stood in the doorway with my arms crossed, staring at her.


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