From the instances of the book, it can be stated that the family was from a lower middle class section of the society. This can be stated due to the fact that the main head of the family that is the father has recently lost his job (Plick, 53). The way in which they are living their lives does not seem to tell that they have financial stability. They have lived majority of the time in their car and most of the time living in uncomfortable and non- classy hotels. In this manner, the economic conditions have contributed in the determination of the lives of character. The work that has been presented contributes in affirming social order that has been described in this piece of work. Semi- earnest efforts have been made by Jess for believing that the doomsday might come, yet her thought changes every now and then as she changes being a teenager.
As a reader, I have been through the phase of teenager as well and I was able to relate the thought process, the irritation, the agony and the perceptions that Jess held. I was able to link her different feeling with my own. The audience, I feel, being targeted is that for the teenagers so that they can understand how they can evolve themselves as a person and for the adults as well so that they can understand and remember, how it used to be like a teenager. In addition to this, I feel that my response will not change as reading again would not change the way I can link the story with my own teenage life.
The opposing and contradictory meanings, in this work, have been expressed by relating, opposing and contradicting the present events with the past events. The meaning deconstruct or break down by the language that can be found in the text. This deconstruction has been done by describing the environment along with feelings of the concern and the delivery of dialogues. Ultimate definitive meaning can be determined.