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 their need for independence.
Lucy Boyle - She is demanding but generally so loving that Martha is happy to be with her.
Jimmy Manning - He is making a film and kisses Martha to create what he refers to as the love portion of his video.
Tate Manning - He shows up just as Martha and...
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