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.
Smokey - This character has unusually colored eyes and is easily becomes nervous about gang violence.
B. J. - This character is a fat, tough kid who hangs out at Benny's.
Cassandra - This character is a student-teacher from a good family who gives it all up to live in a crummy neighborhood.
Mr. Harrigan - This character works at the school and is considered a guidance counselor.
Weston McCauley - This character was once second-in-command of a gang, but is now a heroin addict.
Midget - This character is a...
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