Patrick Paddy Clarke
This character is the ten-year-old protagonist who is the instigator in pranks and inflicting pain.
Francis Sinbad Clarke
This character is the main character's younger brother. He is often the target for mean tricks by his brother and his friends.
This character has a lot on her plate; she takes care of her four children during the day and experiences physical abuse at night.
This character is a cranky, hard working Irish father who verbally and physically abuses his family.
This character is the main character's best friend and cohort in the gang of boys.
This character is the main character's teacher at school for both years; he uses an iron fist to control his classroom of boys.
Liam and Aidan O'Connell
These brothers are without a mother and others show sympathy for them.
Ian McEvoy & James O'Keefe
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