The Silver Star Download eBook by Jeannette Walls
Click Here to Download the Book The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult worldâ€”a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970 in a small town in California. Bean Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who found something wrong with every place she ever lived takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in Charlotte's family for generations.
Reviews All families have their own dysfunction. It is up to the members to sift through it all and see what works for them. Sometimes we learn what we don't want to do. Even at the age of 11. All of our choices add up to the person we become. Great story of survival. The two sisters find their situation uncomfortable and/or unacceptable. They figure out what they can do with what they have to improve their situation. Then they take action to change it. They don't always make the right choices. But that accept the results, learn from it and continue to move on. That is called growing up. One sister starts out as the leader, protector, the "smart one". Events weaken her resolve but the other sister steps up to take the lead. That is a family dynamic I identify with. Stick together and get through whatever challenges life hands you. I know I am invested in the characters when I want to know what happens after the last page of the book. This was one of those character stories. Quick and excellent read!
Jeannette Walls is, for me, one of those authors who writes such quiet, powerful stories that I always have to mentally steel myself by before picking up her newest books. It was no different with The Silver Star. I thought I was prepared, I really did, but then... as Walls has done in her previous books, I was completely undone by Liz and Bean's story. From the beginning I was hooked, the story of Liz and Bean and the neglect of their mother and those frozen pot pies - I could taste them as they were eaten time and time again. Each twist and turn that lead to the movement of the girls to their uncle's house and the unfolding story there had me completely hooked. There are times when I pick up a book described like this one and wonder what I'll be getting. I knew from past experience that Walls wouldn't disappoint, but what I didn't know was that this book would stick with me long after I finished reading it. It's been over two weeks and still I remember and think about certain details and twists that were in the story and I consider them for what lessons they can teach me about my own life.
I highly recommend this read if you are in the mood for a pensive, melancholy story.
Dear Jeannette Walls, I profusely apologize for anyone who criticizes your new book in any way. You swept me away with the Glass Castle, I even made my brother and sister read it we all thought it was absolutely fabulous. Half Broke Horses was just one of the most amazing books I ever read. And The Silver Star? Well, my review gives it a gold medal. I was absolutely swept away by Liz and Bean, and truly hung on to every word. Thank you for giving me such a joyful respite from my life and I can not wait for your next book. I will again be begging my sister and sadly not my brother who recently passed away, to read your latest book. The memory of sharing The Glass Castle with my brother is one i'll always treasure. Thank you! From the bottom of my heart!!!!
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