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Evie Decker

Evie Decker is a teenager in her junior and senior years of high school during the novel. She is bright and strong-willed, but overweight and lonely, with only one friend, who is described as "enormously" fat. Evie's life is marked by isolation, both at home, where her father largely neglects her, and at school, where she is mostly shunned by others. After she hears Drumstrings Casey in a radio interview, Evie surprises herself when she calls his name during one of his concerts and snaps his photograph, but this is only the start of an obsession that will lead her into a series of actions that defy convention while demonstrating to all her loyalty to Drum. This commitment, symbolized by the carving of his surname into her forehead, is so intense that it eventually enfolds Drum in marriage, even though he clearly is not physically attracted to...

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