Study Guide

Marcelo in the Real World Characters

By Francisco X. Stork

Marcelo Sandoval

It's safe to say that Marcelo's his own strange bird, but strange birds are often the most...

Jasmine

Jasmine's only 19 years old, but she's the manager of the mailroom at Sandoval and Holmes. While...

Arturo Sandoval

Ready for a textbook example of parental cluelessness? Meet Arturo Sandoval.Not a Candidate for...

Aurora Sandoval

Aurora's an oncology nurse, and she's a whole heckuva lot more attuned to folks' suffering than...

Wendell Holmes

Also known as the squash-playing tapeworm (okay, we made that up, but it's accurate), Wendell is...

Rabbi Heschel

Some kids learn about sex from their friends. Some learn about it from the Internet. But if...

Ixtel Jaetz

Ixtel's a 17-year-old Mexican-American girl who's had a seriously tragic life. Here's a brief...

Minor Characters

Arturo's former classmate at Harvard Law and Ixtel's attorney, he practices in Jamaica Plain, a...