By the way in which the characters have been presented the fact that they are highly intense in an unwavering manner. In a theoretical manner, a narrator in the form of a first person helps in telling the exact points that she or he is thinking (Muchnick, 81). However, not all people are about the beauty by which these things sound or are presented. In this way, Miller has done a great job in the way Jess has been presented expressing each and every element of the story that creates a connection with all the random stories. Her mental status is that of a normal teenage girl who is eager to lose her virginity before the doomsday. She is a bright girl with changes taking place in her body. Her dad is the one driving this road trip and is still prayer- happy even after he had ended up losing his job. Her father might be disturbed and worried due to this, but in order to keep it calm in front of the family, her father might be pretending to be happy. On the other hand, Elise, her elder sister, who was 17 years old was going through a tough phase as she discovered her pregnancy.
This does not affect Elise that much and Jess seems to be more concerned regarding the loss of her dad and her sister’s pregnancy. Psychological condition of every individual is different that affects the response one gives to the work being referred to. As in this particular novel, I could not divert myself but from taking things in a positive. Even though the family believed that the doomsday was near, both the sisters were enjoying the last day of their lives by clubbing and partying and meeting new boys.