The Year of Secret Assignments Characters

Jaclyn Moriarty
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Lydia Jaackson-Oberman

Lydia Jaackson-Oberman is one of the three tenth grade protagonists of the novel. Lydia immediately demonstrates her independent streak in the first chapter when she fails to follow the instructions laid out in her Notebook. Lydia loves words and wants to be a professional author, but has a problem finishing any of the writing projects she starts. As the assigner of "secret assignments," Lydia is the ringleader of the girls, which is why Mr. Thompson, Emily's father teasingly refers to her as "nothing but trouble" (Page 9). Her rebellious nature means she embraces challenges, unflinchingly accepting Sebastian's missions to wreak serious havoc at his school. But she has a sensitive side and remains attuned to what Cassie needs as she continues to grieve the loss of her father, pushing Cassie to open up about her internal struggle. Many of her recent assignments are based on facilitating Cassie's healing...

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