Name: Nellie O'Malley
Modern Day: Nellie was abandoned at a young age and placed into foster care. She was also illiterate and malnourished in prior foster homes. But when she scores a home in the upper west side Nellie meets Samantha. She teaches her new rich kid best friend about the corruption of the foster system and poverty. Eventually Samantha persuades her relatives to adopt Nellie. Nellie loves adventure and ever since Samantha taught her how to read she's read as much as possible. And she has been accepted into Princeton University to major in journalism. She has applied foe a job at an indie bookstore and is going to share an apartment with her best friend #american
Past:Nellie O'Malley, Samantha's best friend, is an Irish immigrant who works for Samantha's neighbors and is befriended by Samantha. She personifies the working-class immigrant experience of the time and teaches Samantha about the conditions faced by children who are part of the work force. Nellie and her sisters are orphaned and later adopted by Samantha's relatives.
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