I typically only do "book reviews" if a book is really bad or really good. And, this one, my friends, gets 5 stars from me! Google can provide a much better summary of the plot than I can, so I will keep this to a minimum. This story is actually true- the author tells her story about growing up with parents who refuse to conform to the expectations of society. While reading, I definitely developed a love/ hate feeling towards the parents & their peculiar ways of living. Jeannette Walls is such a talented writer & story teller. I highly recommend this read!