Rule of the Bone Characters

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Chappie

Chappie, whose real name is Chapman, is a rebellious boy, just entering his teen years, who lives with his mother and stepfather Ken in a small town called Au Sable in upstate New York. When the story begins, Chappie's rebelliousness has him sporting a nose ring and Mohawk. Chappie is taking summer school to avoid failing the eighth grade. His attitudes toward life are colored by his poor education, his youth, and the fact that his stepfather Ken has been sexually abusing him for years. His rebellion has led him to abusing marijuana.

Chappie is also haunted by the abandonment of his father, who left when Chappie was only five. He blames his father not only for abandoning him, but for abandoning him to the sexual perversions of his stepfather Ken. Chappie's inability to inform his mother or for that matter any other adult about the sexual abuse...

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