Belzhar Characters

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Jamaica “Jam” Gallahue

Jamaica “Jam” Gallahue is both the main character and narrator of this novel. She developed a crush on Reeve Maxfield, an exchange student from England. Drawing from the encounters that she had with Reeve, Jam concocted in her mind that the two were dating. Reeve had done some things, like pairing off with Jam at a party and meeting her in the library to kiss, that had encouraged her affection for him. In reality, however, Jam’s mind had blocked out parts of the “relationship” she didn’t want to think about and had embellished on others. When Jam was finally confronted by Reeve and his real girlfriend about Jam’s perception of Reeve and herself, she “killed” Reeve in her mind in order to shield herself from the emotional pain of his rejection. Jam grieved Reeve’s death for nearly a year before her parents...

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