This character is the narrative's central character and first person narrator.
This character is a loved and much respected grandfather who develops Alzheimer's disease.
Jake's Mom (Mavis)
Occasionally insensitive, this responsible, strong willed character strives to make the best of challenging situations.
This character is a wealthy divorcee, who comes across as having difficulty dealing with Skelly's illness.
This character is a friend from Jake's elementary school days. The novel portrays him as being the victim of bullying because of his name.
This character is Jake's friend in late elementary school. This is a new arrival at school with whom Jake tries to make friends.
This character is the first of two full-time caregivers for Skelly. The character is portrayed as being competent but somewhat hard and inflexible.
This eccentric, affectionate, and sensitive character is the...
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