Diamonds in the Shadow Characters

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Jared Finch is the fifteen-year-old protagonist of the novel. At the story's opening, Jared is outraged that his parents have agreed to take in a refugee family without consulting him. He despises his little sister Mopsy, and is angry with his father for being so distant. As the novel progresses, however, Jared begins to feel sorry for the refugee children who have come to live with him, and he even finds himself caring about them. Slowly, Jared realizes that his sister Mopsy is not the most ignorant, annoying, and unintelligent person on the planet. He sees that his little sister has some good ideas, and most surprisingly, that of everyone in his family, he trusts her the most. Jared also realizes that his father is in extreme emotional pain following his best friend's betrayal. Going against his character, Jared reaches out to his father and embraces him...

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