" It had been months since I had laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the same party would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out.
I slid down in the seat and asked the driver to turn around and take me home to Park Avenue." - excerpt from The Glass Castle
What is author trying to convey?
The author tries to explain how her eyes locked with her mother's eyes, and she noted something from her. Heading to the same party with her mother would expose some of her issues. Therefore, she slides down the seat to hide from her mother. The only option was to order her driver to take her back home.