Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part II, Chapter 14

By Jeannette Walls

Part II, Chapter 14

  • When she isn't in school being smarter than the other kids, Jeanette is hunting for rocks in the desert.
  • Jeannette and her brother also scavenge at the dump.
  • Jeannette and her brother make their own laboratory in a shack in the woods and mix together different chemicals that they find.
  • It's all fun and games until the laboratory explodes.
  • Dad happens to be walking by when Jeanette crawls from the burning shack. Dad rushes over to rescue Brian.
  • Dad hugs the kids close, glad they're safe.