Deanna - The book's central character, protagonist, and narrator.
Darren - A former regular drug user and now teen father.
Stacy - A former party girl whose courage and outspokenness Deanna once admired and feared.
April - Darren and Stacy's infant daughter.
Tommy - The boy whom Deanna was having sex with when they were discovered by her father.
Jason - Deanna's best friend, portrayed in narration as also being something of an outsider.
Lee - Smart and witty, this character is an outsider like Deanna and Jason.
Deanna's Dad - Physically strong, emotionally limited, and morally judgmental.
Deanna's Mom - This character seems to avoid dealing directly with any of the situations or circumstances that keep the family from thriving.
Michael - The owner and manager of Picasso's, the pizza restaurant where Deanna gets her first job.
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