Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part II, Chapter 9

By Jeannette Walls

Part II, Chapter 9

  • Remember that job Dad had in the mine? He's already lost it.
  • So for Christmas, Dad decides to give Jeannette a star. All she has to do is look up into the sky and claim the one she wants.
  • Jeannette claims Venus.
  • "What the hell," Dad says. "It's Christmas. You can have a planet if you want" (2.9.15). He's a real-life Santa Claus.