This individual is also the narrator of the book and grew up in a household in which poverty and neglect were the norm.
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This individual is a teacher who grew up in a very strict family in Arizona. As a result, this character does not provide any parental structure or discipline for the children.
This individual is an alcoholic who has trouble keeping a job and tells the rest of the family stories about what happened at work.
The oldest child in the family, this individual serves as a parental figure to the other children. This character is a book lover and often reads to the other children.
This individual is the closest sibling in age to the protagonist and is a "rough and tumble" kind of kid who gets in fights with other children.
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