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The Girl Next Door Characters & Character Analysis

Jack Ketchum
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Characters

David Moran

David Moran is the narrator of the story, and the eye witness to the events that lead to the death of Meg Loughlin. David is only twelve years old when he meets Meg. He clearly finds Meg attractive, and seems to develop a crush on her fairly rapidly. David is a decent young man with an unstable home life, due to his parent's failing marriage. He is kind, caring, and seems to genuinely care for others. However, he is also prone to follow his friends, despite his own knowledge that their actions may be wrong.

Throughout the story, David is torn between his loyalty to his friends, his belief that adults are always right, and a gnawing sense within himself that the abuse and torture of Meg at the hands of Ruth Chandler and her sons is horribly wrong. He is often forced to choose between watching...

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