Are You in the House Alone? Characters

Richard Peck
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Gail Osburne

Gail is a sixteen-year-old, sexually active girl. Gail is not promiscuous in the sense that she "gets around" but in the sense that she and her boyfriend are in a monogamous, albeit teen, relationship. The two escape to a cabin at the lake where they presume they are alone when in fact, their every move was being monitored by someone that stalks Gail. Both Gail and her boyfriend take the role of their sexual relationship seriously and take preventive measures against pregnancy. Slowly, their relationship begins to end long before either one of them admits it or allows it. However, their bond connects them as friends as the story climaxes with the rape.

Gail lived in New York City prior to the move to Oldfield Village. Like most parents that want the best for their children, Gail's parents decided living in the suburbs would be a better...

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