Maria had spent the past several days harvesting. She had to pretend to be sick as an excuse for her missing school. Her teacher then starts questioning her.
Maria's dad had become a heavy drinker,which caused him to be an alcoholic. He then became abusive towards her mother and her siblings, and her self.
You should work at my store!
Once she got to high school she was very confused since she very behind in her schooling career. This is because of her moving around
Her mother ends up running away from her abusive husband. The kids and Maria stayed home and stuff got bad with their Dad. Maria later then goes to school and tells her principle about her Dad. They then call the police and her Dad is put in jail.
When Maria turned 14 she had a teacher named Mrs.Mercer. She offered Maria a job at her and her husbands store. They wanted her to help translate English stuff to their spanish speaking customers.
She ended up dropping out of high school early for because she got pregnant. But years after having her daughter she got re-married. She then learned that there is a possibility of her going back to school to get her highschool diploma. This made her very happy.