Such as in the case of Narnia, I am number four or (forgive me) twilight. My MC has what he thinks is a normal life, then something (the antagonist) forces him to move out of town, so he has to run away, as he's done before. He has friends and a normal job, but I'm trying to make the transition to his new friends, to his new job, and to his new town as smooth as possible. I want to avoid awkwardness in terms of plot. I've thought about beginning the story when he's just moving in too town, but that caused a lot of flashback exposition.