This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Martha Boyle - She is the twelve-year-old protagonist of the story.
Godbee - She lives near the ocean and shares a special bond with Martha.
Olive Barstow - She is killed when a car hits her while she's riding her bicycle.
Vince Boyle - He is somewhat rough and tumble, but his affection for his family is evident.
Dennis Boyle - He is a writer who has yet to have anything published.
Alice Hubbard - She is a radio personality who is somewhat demanding of her children though she also realizes...
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