Many different feelings about this book. I couldn't believe how selfish two adults could be, putting their needs above their childrens. As a parent I just can't wrap my head around it. I do have to applaud Rex and Mary for the way they approached learning with their children. They made sure that they all new how to read and appreciate math and science. As for being raised, these kids did darn good job of raising themselves despite the hand they were dealt. I think that there were many more layers to this family that we didn't get to see. Favorite quote: Conversation between Mom and Jeannette..."Things usually work out in the end." "What if they don't?" "That just means you haven't come to the end yet"