The White Mountains Characters

John Christopher and Samuel Youd
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Will Parker

Will Parker is the primary character and the narrator of the novel. Will was born in Wherton, England, and is thirteen years old. Will describes himself as being of fairly average build for a thirteen year old, noting that his younger cousin is taller, heavier, and stronger. Although perhaps not exceptionally strong, Will does appear to enjoy reasonably good health and possesses a strong determination to succeed. Indeed, Will's name is indicative of his primary personality characteristic - a strong and forceful will. Will is inquisitive, intensely curious, and very independent. Will does not accept the established order simply because others do and yearns for a better way of living.

Will does not compare favorably to Henry in terms of physical ability; Will is sometimes injured and frequently sick, while Henry is constantly in good health. Will is not nearly as intelligent as Beanpole, but Will does...

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