Schools & Districts
All of Shmoop
Cite This Page
Best of the Web
Table of Contents
AP English Language
AP English Literature
SAT Test Prep
ACT Exam Prep
Meet the Cast
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Need help with College?
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved. We love your brain and respect your privacy. |
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved. We love your brain and respect your privacy.