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.
The Bore - This is the nickname given to the character who works as a broker on the Coffee Exchange on Wall Street.
John Conlan - This character is a fifteen-year-old high-school sophomore who lives in Staten Island, New York, and is good-looking, charming, and highly intelligent, but is bored with school and with life in general.
Mr. Conlan - This character, who used to be a compulsive drinker and is interested only in money and stocks, has a creative son, but fails to appreciate the child's talent and intelligence.
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