Study Guide

I Am the Cheese Characters

By Robert Cormier

Adam Farmer

Adam Farmer is a teenage guy. That's all we can really say for sure about him. Can we really even...

Brint

For starters, we're not really sure who Brint is. At the beginning of the book we think he's a...

David Farmer

Adam's dad, David Farmer (formerly Anthony Delmonte) is described by Adam for the most part as a...

Louise Farmer

"A: Funny about my mother. All my life, from the time I was just a little kid, I thought of her...

Mr. Grey

Mr. Grey, also known as Thompson and #2222, is a government worker who has been assigned to the...

Amy Hertz

Amy Hertz. Beautiful, voluptuous Amy Hertz. The thing about Amy is that she doesn't really seem...

Man on Phone

When Adam calls what he thinks is Amy Hertz's number, the man who picks up is a curious...

Whipper, Dobbie, and Lewis

These three "wise guys" (14.7) give Adam a hard time on one of his first stops along his bike...

Dr. Dupont

We don't meet Dr. Dupont until the very end of the story, when he is waiting for Adam at the...

Junior Varney

We don't know much about Junior Varney, except that he steals Adam's bike and is about the same...

Arnold and Edna

Arnold and Edna are the couple that helps Adam out of the ditch he's been pushed into by the...

Old Man / Mr. Harvester

What's important about Mr. Harvester (who actually doesn't have a name when Adam meets him on his...

German Shepherd / Silver

The German Shepherd that runs after Adam on his bike is, it turns out, a dog that lives at the...

Luke

Luke is the counterman at the restaurant where Adam stops for a bite to eat along his journey. We...

Arthur Haynes

Arthur is the man who tells Adam that Junior Varney stole his bike. When Adam passes him while...

Operator

Back in the day you used to have to connect to an operator to call anyone. Instead of dialing the...

Service Station Attendant and Woman in Car

The woman in the car at the service station in Chapter 29 is described very briefly, but...

Policeman

Adam very briefly meets a policeman when he asks to stash his bike at the police station while he...

Mr. Grey's Men

Mr. Grey's men are following the Farmer family when they leave town for the weekend. Because of...

Martha

All we know about Martha is that she's Adam's aunt and she's a cloistered nun. The fact that...