I’d ask if you’ve read it, but chances are I’m the last to do so. Katelyn told me that it was absurd that I had a degree in social work and had not read this book, but when I checked it out last time, I did so amid 7 other books and I couldn’t get through them all before they were due back at the library.
I think I was also hesitant after hearing that it was a good book but was hard to read. I didn’t know if I was up for a dark story, but I loved it. This is an amazing, powerful story and I hope it doesn’t make me morbid to say that I found it entertaining at times. The lifestyle described in this true story is beyond anything I have ever known, thank heavens. I found myself full of admiration for this family at times and the way these siblings stuck together, and then wanted to jump in the page and kick a few people in the fannies on the very next page. I kept thinking to myself, “is this real? do people really live like this?” and the amazing answer is Yes.
If there is any degree of selfishness or ingratitude in your life, Walls’ story will clear that right up. She writes in a way that is easy to read and somehow puts an eloquence in a story that is anything but. I may or may not have spent the entire afternoon today plowing through the second half. It’s that good.