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Antonia Renee Dillon

Antonia Dillon is a fourteen-year-old girl with a lot on her plate. She shows a great deal of self control throughout the story, as there are many times where she feels like she is going to break down, but does not. She is most afraid of failing and letting people down. Her mother is clinically depressed and spends almost all of her days in bed, refusing to go out into the world. Her father left years before, so she and her brothers need to fend for themselves, more or less. Since her father is gone and her mother is incapacitated, Antonia has stepped into the parenting role. She takes care of her two younger brothers, all the housework, and her own homework at the same time. She is an "A" student and takes her studies very seriously as she views it as her ticket to college...

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