The Glass Castle

At the beginning of the story, Jeanette slides down in the backseat of a taxi to avoid being seen by her mother. Why is Jeanette afraid of people knowing her background?

How can background affect you?

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Jeanette is embarrassed by the way they lived in the past. There is nothing about her past she wants to reveal and she does not want to interact with her Mother later in their lives.