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Lena Ella Haloway Tiddle

Fear FactorOur seventeen-year-old narrator lives in a society where the government controls everything about citizens' lives: where they go to school, what career they have, who they marry. We're s...

Hana

BFFNsHana is your typical Young Adult BFF: gorgeous, glamorous, coordinated, popular. Basically, she's everything Lena, our heroine, is not. Hana has the power to make boys look at her, the power t...

Alex

Alex doesn't have a last name. Heck, his first name might as well be Love Interest. He's a flat character and we're not just talking about his abs. His primary purpose in the book is to make Lena f...

Brian Scharff

Not Alex, Will Never Be AlexPoor Brian Scharff. His name might as well be Not-Alex, because that's the main reason Lena despises him. She says so point blank: "The problem is that he isn't Alex" (1...

Lena's Mother

Just Another Manic Mom DayLena's mother is frequently presented as an example of what not to be: happy, playful, caring, loving. Basically having any sort of emotion whatsoever is a Very Bad Thing...

Lena's Relatives

Wall in the FamilyLena's family could not be described as close. It's not that they're naturally chilly folks, either; it's that the cure for deliria makes them that way. The cure makes people seem...

The Regulators

Raid Kills Rebels DeadThe Regulators are the well-armed militia of Lena's world. They have the power to violate everyone's privacy—they can go onto their property, search them, run ID checks—an...
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