The Summer of the Swans Characters

Betsy Byars
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Sara Godfrey

Sara is a young girl who is at that point in childhood where she is stuck between feeling and acting like a child and becoming a young woman. Sara is unhappy with everything about herself, from her huge feet to the much too short cut of her hair. Normally a bit of a tomboy, Sara does not feel inclined to participate in activities that will result in skinned knees anymore. Sara feels like a stranger in her own body.

Sara is angry with the people in her life. Sara's mother died and left her with Aunt Willie, a straight-laced old maid who never lets anyone have any fun. Sara's father is no longer the fun-loving man of her childhood. Now, he is a stranger who works in another state and sits in front of the television constantly on the rare occasions when he comes to visit. Wanda...

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