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Alex Morales

Alex Morales is the main character of the novel. As a seventeen-year-old man, Alex is quickly thrown into the role of sole provider for his two younger sisters when an asteroid hits the moon and his mother and father remain missing in the chaos that follows. Alex is a bright young man, and very capable and responsible. He has to work for everything he achieves as his parents are not wealthy, unlike many of the other children who attend his prestigious Catholic school. Alex maintains a job, helps his family, and participates in school activities. He knows the value of hard work, which gives him a leg up on many of his classmates as the crisis worsens. At the same time, Alex is also very religious, and some of his actions following the disaster tend to go against his religious teachings. Yet Alex provides for his family...

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