He is a fourteen-year-old foster child, living in a group home in Reno at the beginning of the story.
He is a former foster child, born Kenny McDermott, who renamed himself after one of the large birds that he loves.
He is a former cattle rancher.
Samuel L. Bendix
He is the family court judge who sentences Rick to six months in a youth detention center, and presides over the two hearings at the beginning and end of the story.
He is Rick's probation officer, who has had little time to spend with Rick.
She is Rick's social worker, who also has little time to spend with Rick.
Killian/The Boy Who Eats Glass
He is a disturbed boy in the Blue Canyon Youth Detention Center, whose parents kept him chained in the back yard.
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