The back-and-forth between the U.S., Paris (at age 12) and Mexico (at age 16) needs to be better fleshed out. Why did Jessie leave her parents to go to Paris with her grandparents? Did she then run away from France to go back to the U.S/Mexico. by herself at 16?
Yes, I didn’t provide Jessie’s family background yet, in order to limit the amount of text to read for new participants.
In a nutshell, Jessie was sent to Paris at 12 because of her mother’s sickness (there’s a psychological situation here I will explain). At 16, after her mother’s funeral, she ran away instead of going back to France.