Jeannette's mom received a check from the oil company every month and they would have food for days after. Jeannette and Brian went to school and they were bullied for being poor. Jeannette would take half eaten food from the trash in school for lunch. Lori also burned herself for putting kerosene into a fire. Jeannette also went to a house that had a thermostat which impressed her.
Jeannette "knew that every month her mom received a check from the oil company she would have food for days"(Walls 171)
Ate a lot of beans when the checks Jeannette's mom got from the oil company came in
Jeannette would stay in the stall and wait for girls to throw away their half eaten lunch
Their mom was eating a chocolate bar under the blanket while everyone was hungry
Carrie's dad explained a thermostat to Jeannette "You move the lever to make the house warmer or cooler."(Walls 179)
It got really cold in the winter and the house had no insulation so icicles were starting to form inside
Lori put kerosene in the fire and singed her eyebrows and scorched her thighs
Jeannette's friends house was warm and was way nicer looking than her house
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