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.
Betty Hawthorne - This character is the mother and wife who holds the family together after her son's death.
Dale Hawthorne - This character is the father and husband who is nearly destroyed by his son's death.
Jack Hawthorne - This is the main character of the story who, when he is twelve years old, accidentally kills his younger brother.
Phoebe Hawthorne - This is the sister of the main character.
Arcady Yegudkin - This is the music teacher from Russia who made his way to America with his wife.
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