A summary of the end of the book: In the end Lori saves up her money and buys a train ticket to head up to New York City to start a new life. Jeannett dosn't want to stay traped living with her parents in a life life that she knows is going to take her nowhere. So jeannette follows in the footsteps of Lori and saves up her money to head to the big city aswell so she can come successful in her life. Over time the whole family moves up there but Rex and Rose-Mary choose the not so glamorous life. They would rather live on the streets and eat out of the dumpsters. Jeannett evens offers them them help to get going on there life. Now or never right? But no, they turn her down. Jeannett goes from leaving a life with nothing to something that she never thought possible. Being so determined and having a strong goal in mind, takes her to the top.