Study Guide

Dancing on the Edge Characters

Miracle McCloy

Miracle is a girl living under a ton of pressure. For one thing, she was born under impossible...

Gigi

To say that Gigi is Miracle's crazy grandma doesn't even begin to do this lady justice. Normally,...

Granddaddy Opal McCloy

Miracle's first meeting with Granddaddy Opal doesn't exactly promise a loving relationship. He...

Aunt Casey Dawsey

Talk about transformation. At the beginning of the book, Aunt Casey is "tall and slim and...

Dane McCloy

At the beginning of the book, Dane comes out of his lair in the basement, smokes a cigarette,...

Dr. DeAngelis

Thanks to books like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Bell Jar, mental hospitals have...

Emmaline Wilson

An aging newspaper deliveryman and a young gospel singer don't exactly scream love story to us,...

Eugene Wadell

It's bizarre enough that Gigi meets her future husband, Eugene Wadell, at a paranormal...

Juleen Presque

Ever had somebody stare at you? Like, watch you really intently like they're taking mental notes...

Sissy

Miracle's mother, Sissy, is probably the most mysterious character in the entire novel, mainly...

Susan

Susan is Miracle's teacher in her secret dance lessons Granddaddy Opal signs her up for while...

Uncle Toole Dawsey

Uncle Toole definitely lives up to his name—the guy is a creep, a loser, and just about...