Reading in the Dark Character Descriptions

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Boy narrator

This character is intelligent, curious, imaginative, sensitive, inquisitive, and remarkably gifted.

The boy's mother

This character is weak and suffers greatly from depression.

The boy's father

This character has a reserved and compassionate character that resulted from having to take care of siblings as a young adult.


This character was a prominent local figure whose abuse of power led to the death of several people.

Uncle Eddie

This character's death is the focus of the storyline of the novel.

Tony McIlhenny

This character is the real IRA informer working with the police, but is forced to leave the country and ultimately leave behind his or her family.

Crazy Joe

When not walking the streets, this character is often found in the library where he or she has gained extensive knowledge about art and literature.

Sergeant Burke

This character is involved in setting up the boy's...

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