The Question and Answer section for The Glass Castle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Dad accuses thinks Jeannette isn't trying hard enough and is just "coasting" because she is smart. He makes her do her arithmetic in binary numbers instead of Arabic numbers. Miss Page gets angry. She thinks Jeannette is just trying to be smart....
I don't know what you mean by "squats"?
Because her family is always moving, Jeannette refers to them as nomads.
We moved around like nomads.