The Dry Grass of August Characters

Anna Jean Mayhew
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June Bentley Watts

June Bentley Watts aka Jubie, is a thirteen year old girl living in Charlotte, NC in the 1950s. The story is split into two parts - 1952 when Jubie is 11 years old and 1954 when Jubie is 13.

Jubie is much like any other pre-teen/teenage girl. Jubie has begun to notice boys and desperately wants them to notice her. Jubie lives in the shadow of her near-perfect older sister, Stell Ann, who always seems to be properly dressed and who has a handsome boyfriend. Jubie is sometimes jealous of Stell Ann, which is typical of sisters.

Unlike Stell, Jubie is a keen observer. Some of this is most likely gained from the influence of Mary, who always seems to know what is going on in the family.

Jubie has her moments of teenage angst and immaturity. On the other hand, Jubie is also sensitive to the issues that...

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