The Glass Castle

Explain how Jeannette adjusts to life in New York City

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Jeannette blossoms in New York. When she arrives, Jeannette is greeted by Lori's friend, Evan, who picks her up from the train station and takes her to see Lori who is working a shift as a bartender at Zum Zum, a German restaurant. Jeannette goes exploring while Lori finishes her shift and decides that New Yorkers only "pretended to be unfriendly." The sisters live in Evangeline, a woman's hostel in Greenwich Village, and Jeannette gets a job working in a fast food restaurant. That summer, they move into an apartment in the South Bronx with a large Puerto Rican population. Jeannette enrolls in a public school where the students do internships instead of attending class and she begins interning at The Phoenix, a newspaper owned, edited, and published by a man named Mike Armstrong. She quits her job at the fast food restaurant when Mr. Armstrong offers her a full-time job working at The Phoenix.