Beartown Characters

Fredrik Backman
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Maya Andersson

Maya is the 15-year-old daughter of Peter and Kira, and Leo's sister. Ana is her best friend. Maya sets herself apart from others in her family and in Beartown by being more interested in music than hockey, and her guitar is a symbol of this preference. She is a strong person with an unerring desire to do the right thing. After she is raped by Kevin Erdahl, the star of the hockey team, she comes forward to the authorities not because she wants justice for herself, but because she does not want what happened to her to happen to another girl. She is mature and intelligent enough to know that she will be the object of scorn and derision after she tells the truth about her rape, and she does so anyway. This puts Maya in the difficult situation of trying to protect her loved ones from...

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