Study Guide

Lockdown Characters

By Walter Dean Myers

Maurice "Reese" Anderson

Fourteen-year-old Reese Anderson is our narrator, and as the book begins, he's nearing the end of...

Mr. Pieter Hooft

Mr. Hooft is one of the residents at Evergreen, the eldercare facility where Reese works. He's...

Isis "Icy" Anderson

Reese's nine-year-old sister is predictably adorable. She'd probably even come across as cheesy...

Deepak "Toon" Trevedi

Deepak is just twelve years old, and he's in jail because he won't obey his parents or go to...

Mr. Frank Cintron

Mr. Cintron is in charge at Progress, and Reese seems to genuinely look up to him. "He was cool,"...

Mr. Pugh

Our first impression of Mr. Pugh is that he's a stereotypical sadistic prison guard—"Shut...

Reese's Parents

We only meet Reese's mom once, briefly, when she visits Reese in jail. That visit is strictly...

Tarik "King Kong" Sanders

King Kong is a new inmate at Progress, and Reese doesn't like him on sight. Eventually, they come...

Willis Anderson

Minor Characters

Reese's fellow inmates, with a few exceptions, are nearly indistinguishable. There's Toon (see:...

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