In the beggining of the novel, Novalee is a poor, uneducated teenage mother whose own mother abandonded at a young age. She almost seems way to resonsible for being a teenager. She’s living in a walmart, doesn’t have a job and has no family around but she manages to do just fine.
I think why Novalee is such a good mother is because she doesn’t want what happened to her happen to her kid. She seems so calm about everything through out the start of the book. It’s almost like she is having a good time. You would never know that she was abandonded when she was a baby because she know exactly what to do as a mother