With humour at its extreme level and charm being savage, this book has presented deepest emotion of sympathy for the characters involve. The author has beautifully captured the sexual rivalry, gnawing uneasiness and escalates self- doubt related to the life of teenagers living in America (Buntin, 34). The author, Mary Miller, from the expression of Jess, has successfully made the narrator worthy in comparison with other contemporaries like Carson McCullers and Karen Thompson.
Jess, who is the protagonist of this story has gone through a number of different transformations. In the beginning of the trip, she is just a young little teenage off with her family on a trip until the doomsday. However, as the doomsday keeps coming closer, her desires change as she is more and more interested in attracting boys. Her perceptions change as she looks at her family. At the beginning of the plot, she is a young girl who loves her elder sister a lot but envies her at the same point of time. However, as she grows in the duration of the trip, she goes through the self realization that it is not necessary that every boy will choose her sister over her. She went through experiences in which boys approached her over her charming sister. Soon she realizes that her sister is not that perfect as she thought she was.