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.
Jamie - He turns to his imaginative mind to fantasize about a better and safer life for him and his family. Although it is a rough road, he finally has hopes for the future when his mother rejects her boyfriend once and for all.
Patty - Life is not easy for this character. She has to survive on the meager wages from a part-time job and is forced to rely on an old, unreliable car.
Nin - Tired of her crying, Van picks her up and throws her across the room...
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