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Ball Don't Lie Characters & Character Analysis

Matt de la Peña
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Characters

Sticky

Sticky (Travis Reichard), the main character, is a seventeen-year old white kid from a troubled background who s bounced from one foster home to another because of his anti-social behavior. Lanky, and with cropped raisin-brown hair, Sticky is the son of an absent father and a woman named Baby, who turns tricks to help support her only child, Sticky is so named because of his love for eating cupcakes as a child—he finds out as a teenager that his real name is Travis Reichard. When he is six, he is abused by one of Baby's boyfriends and is severely traumatized not long afterwards when she slashes her wrists in their bathtub. As a result, Sticky bottles up his feelings and develops a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which compels him to repeat motor actions like tying his shoelaces or counting money over and over again. This...

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Ball Don't Lie from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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