Study Guide

Freedom Characters

Patty Berglund

"Poor Patty, poor competitive lost Patty" (3.3.110). Surely no other character in this book...

Walter Berglund

For a guy who we are told is defined by his "niceness" (1.1.119) Walter sure does a lot of...

Richard Katz

Richard is a guy who tries to do the right thing. He really does! But the man just can't help...

Joey Berglund

Poor Joey. No, wait, that's not right. Not poor Joey at all.Even before his literal riches (his...

Jessica Berglund

Jessica is Patty and Walter's daughter and Joey's older sister. Although an impressive...

Lalitha

Lalitha is Walter's assistant at the Cerulean Mountain Trust. She is obviously in love with him...

Connie Monaghan

Connie has been Joey's girlfriend since they were twelve and eleven years old, respectively. She...

Jenna

Jenna is the sister of Jonathan (Joey's roommate), and the object of Joey's desires while in...

Jonathan

Jonathan is Joey's freshman roommate at college. The two have a pretty prickly relationship, what...

Jonathan's Father

What does it mean that this guy, the father of Joey's college roommate, is unnamed, when our...

Vin Haven

Vin Haven, like Jonathan's father, is super-powerful, super-wealthy, and is friends with...

Eliza

Eliza is Patty's best friend in college, who turns out to have an unhealthy obsession with Patty,...

Carol Monaghan

Carol Monaghan is Connie's mother and the Berglunds' next-door neighbor in St. Paul. After the...

Blake

Blake is Carol Monaghan's boyfriend, whose arrival in Ramsey Hill gets everyone in the...

Coyle Mathis

Mathis lives in Forster Hollow, West Virginia and refuses to leave his home, even after Walter...

Kenny Bartles

Bartles is Joey's boss at RISEN (Restore Iraqi Secular Enterprise Now). He is a fictional example...

Seth and Merrie Paulsen

We don't know much about these neighbors of the Berglunds, except that Seth has a big crush on...

Linda Hoffbauer

Linda is one of Walter's neighbors in the newly built (and terribly named) Canterbridge Lake...