White Oleander Characters

Janet Fitch
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Astrid Magnussen

She is the protagonist of the novel and Ingrid Magnussen's daughter. She is twelve at the beginning of the story. She has ice-blue eyes and pale blond hair like her mother. She likes to sketch and draw things. She's introspective and wise for her age. Ray, Starr's boyfriend, tells her that she will be prettier than her mother. He tells her that, unlike her mother who looks like she can take a bite out of someone, Astrid is a sweetheart type who will make men fall down like flies.

Ingrid Magnussen

Astrid's mother. She has pale blond hair that is white as glacier milk and cornflower blue eyes with a peculiar mix of beauty and cruelty. Hers is a beauty that makes people stop and stare. She is a writer and also works at Cinema Scene, pasting up the copy of other writers. Beauty is her law...

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