Autobiography of a Face Character Descriptions

Lucy Grealy
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Lucy Grealy

At age nine, this character is diagnosed with cancer, though many years pass before she associates her illness with cancer.

Mrs. Grealy

A very interesting point about this character is that she seems to mask her fear for Lucy's life during the illness by urging Lucy to be brave. It seems evident that she deals with fear by refusing to seem afraid.

Mr. Grealy

This character is in the news business and seems much less involved in Lucy's treatments than her mother. Lucy notes that he sometimes talks to her and seems to want her to reassure him that she's alright.


This character is Lucy's friend from the neighborhood. Lucy and this character are playing an intricate game of jungle in his living room when his father comes in and talks to her briefly about chemotherapy.


This is the boy who is being treated...

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