Within the vein of The Glass Citadel, Breaking Night time is the gorgeous memoir of a younger lady who at age fifteen was residing on the streets, and who ultimately made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving however drug-addicted mother and father within the Bronx. At school she was taunted for her soiled clothes and lice-infested hair, ultimately skipping so many courses that she was put right into a ladies' residence. At age fifteen, Liz discovered herself on the streets when her household lastly unraveled. She realized to scrape by, foraging for meals and using subways all night time to have a heat place to sleep. When Liz's mom died of AIDS, she determined to take management of her personal future and return to highschool, usually finishing her assignments within the hallways and subway stations the place she slept. Liz squeezed 4 years of highschool into two, whereas homeless; gained a New York Occasions scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night time is an unforgettable and superbly written story of 1 younger lady's indomitable spirit to outlive and prevail, in opposition to all odds.