Belle Prater's Boy Characters

Ruth White
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Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster

Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster is the narrator of the story, and one of the main characters throughout the novel. Gypsy is twelve years old, and has a mane of beautiful long hair that her mother refuses to allow her to cut. She is lovely, smart, kind, and caring, but she is also lonely, and wishes people could see her for who she is, instead of simply for her lovely hair or her beauty. Nicknamed Beauty by her father, Gypsy struggles with bad dreams about her father's death, and harsh feelings toward her stepfather. When Gypsy's cousin moves in with her grandparents, Gypsy is able to befriend Woodrow, who cares little about her looks. His own mother disappeared, and Gypsy finds she is able to talk to Woodrow about the loss of a parent, and about his own experiences with his mother, whom he claims to believe is...

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