pg. 143 uproariously-making an uproar; confused and noisy,characterized by or in a state of uproar; tumultuous.
pg. 159 armoire-a large wardrobe or movable cupboard, with doors and shelves.
"Your mother wouldn't want you to be living in a camper behind my station." pg. 137 This quote is a really good place that the author put in the book because it shows that Ashley is in a really tight spot in her life and that she is willing to live anywhere, including Phil's camper behind his gas station. Ashley is not thinking about what her mother would like be to be doing or living.
Ashley has found herself with very little money. Her home is slowly being taken away from her. Ashley has to find a place to live before it too late and she is living on the streets. Ashley thinks about the people she could go live with, and she comes up with one person Phil. Phil use to date Ashley's mom. Ashley persuades him to let her sleep in his camper outside the gas station he owns.
Ashley started to work at Malcolm's Mad House Coffee Shop. Ashley realizes that she only gets paid $8.50 an hour, which is very little. The plus side is that she can eat and drink there for free. Soon after working their Ashley realizes that there are many goofy, and strange people that come in to the coffee shop everyday. One encounter that Ashley had on her first day was mistaking a little boy who was dressed up like a princess for a girl and his mother said "playful cross-dressing is a normal stage of any child's development."
Ashley's friend Tattie is working at a strip club. Ashley doesn't think that Tattie should be doing that in front of all of those men, and Ashley says this right to Tattie's face.
In conclusion of this section Ashley has started to work at Mad Malcolm's coffee shop, Ashley is starting to live in Phil's camper and Tattie is working at a strip club.