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Characters

Meet the Cast

Frankie Landau-Banks

A Girl in Love At the beginning of the novel, Frankie's a fairly typical 15-year-old girl. She is a little apprehensive about returning to school and just hopes that the boy she likes will notice h...

Matthew Livingston

All Confidence, All The Time Frankie's boyfriend is quite the top dog at their high school. And boy does he know it. The guys got major swagger. In fact, Frankie's "favorite quality of Matthew's wa...

Alpha

Alpha is, quite literally, the alpha dog of the pack. He's a senior who seems to think that he's totally large and in charge at Alabaster, even though he wasn't there the entire year before. As Fra...

Zada Landau-Banks

Zada may be very far away, but she plays a big role in Frankie's growth throughout the novel. Ever the big sister, Zada always talks Frankie calmly through whatever problem she's having, giving gui...

Porter Welsch

Ah yes, the much vilified ex-boyfriend character. Porter is the boy who didn't quite break Frankie's heart, but her certainly bruised it. At first, we see him as a fairly two-dimensional character;...

Trish

Frankie's best friend and roommate, Trish is unfailingly sweet and helpful. But though she and Frankie are close, they both have very different views for how to handle the patriarchy and its confin...

Minor Characters

The Dogs The dogs are the group of friends that Alpha and Matthew hang out with. They include Callum, Dean, and all the other boys that kick it with them. The dogs are bound to each other. They're...
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