She is an intelligent, independent girl who doesn't know her uncle exists until just before her twelfth birthday.
He has mental challenges and is unable to control impulsive behavior, often acting in ways that are childishly inappropriate for social occasions.
He is an artist and very much a free spirit and teaches his daughter to be creative.
She is torn between the need to please her mother by giving in to her demands and the need to live as she sees best.
He is a strong character and is driven by the need to be accepted socially.
She is a domineering character who refuses to bend and expects to get her way.
He is a former clockmaker and has lived in the Owens' boardinghouse for many years.
She is different from other girls...
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