Character List and Analysis
Jeannette's older sister who is extremely intelligent and loves reading fantasy novels as a form of escape. She often sympathizes with Mom while blaming Dad for the family's problems.
Jeannette's younger brother who is very protective of his sisters, independent, quiet, and thoughtful.
Jeannette's youngest sister, Maureen is beautiful yet never learns how to care for herself, often relying on her friends' parents for food, shelter, and support.
Dad's mom, Erma is a racist, ignorant, spiteful woman who sexually abuses Brian and may have molested her own son as well.