Study Guide

One Whole and Perfect Day Characters

By Judith Clarke

Lily Samson

From Jo March to Katniss Everdeen, plucky, individualistic young women going through some pretty...

Stanley "Pop" Samson

Let's be real here: At the beginning of this book, we didn't like Pop very much. After all, he...

Lonnie Samson

Poor Lonnie gets a pretty bad rap in this book from a lot of people. Lily calls him "hopeless"...

Marigold Samson

Marigold, Lily's mom, works as a psychologist at a day care center for the elderly, which can't...

May "Nan" Samson

Going to grandma's house always means flowery scents, good cooking, and fun family time, and...

Oliver DeZoto

Who? If you don't know Oliver offhand, it's cool—his name only shows up a few times in the...

Clara Lee

When it comes to Lonnie Samson, Clara is truly the woman behind the man. If she hadn't caught up...

Rose Lee

One Whole and Perfect Day has some really sad stories of broken families, but Rose's is probably...

Charlie Lee

Clara's dad, Charlie, spends most of this book not being the easiest guy for Clara and Rose to...

Daniel Steadman

Daniel Steadman is kind of like Troy Bolton from High School Musical—he's popular and sexy,...

Jessaline O'Harris

Ever feel pressured to participate in a school activity, take a particular class, or even choose...

Lucy

One Whole and Perfect Day is packed with abandoned children. Pop has rejected Lonnie, Clara feels...

Serafina "Sef" Nightingale

At first, we know Sef only as Nan's "made-up friend" (1.7), but actually, Sef was a real person,...

Tracy Gilman and Her Entourage

Tracy Gilman, the queen bee of Lily's group of school friends, is kind of an Australian Regina...