Lock and Key Characters

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Ruby

Ruby is seventeen when her mother vanishes. Ruby believes she can hold out for the few months remaining until she turns eighteen but her landlord catches on to the fact that she's living alone and turns the situation over to officials. Ruby is taken into custody and handed over to her sister, Cora, who she hasn't seen in a decade. Ruby is a self-confident but misguided. Ruby believes she doesn't need anyone and that the only way to protect herself is to remain distant from anyone who offers friendship. That changes slowly and Ruby says she isn't certain how it comes about. She finds herself becoming friends with fellow students Nate and Olivia, then with a child prodigy named Gervais. Ruby discovers she's not the only one who has trouble accepting friendships when she learns that Nate is being abused by his father. Ruby is frustrated when she...

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