About a Boy Characters

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Marcus Brewer

Marcus Brewer is a twelve-year-old boy when this novel begins. The reader quickly learns that Marcus is the son of a single mother who is deeply depressed. Marcus struggles with his mother's illness alongside her, afraid from one moment to the next that his mother might attempt suicide and leave him alone. In fact, Marcus spends a portion of the novel attempting to find a man for his mother so that he will not be alone if she should die. This leads in part to the strong relationship that develops between Marcus and Will Freeman.

Marcus is a strange boy who is often teased by the kids at his new school because he often sings aloud without realizing what he is doing and because he dresses in old fashioned, cheap clothing that make him stand out in a crowd. Marcus tries to explain this to his mother...

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