Study Guide

The Rules of Survival Characters

By Nancy Werlin

Matthew Walsh

As the protagonist in The Rules of Survival, Matthew is also the oldest child in the Walsh...

Nikki Walsh

Nikki Walsh could give Joan Crawford a run for her money—she is the ultimate in...

Murdoch McIlvane

Even though most people may just see Murdoch as a normal dude, the Walsh kids recognize him for...

Callie Walsh

As Matthew's younger sister, Callie has lived through all of the tough stuff, too, but unlike...

Emmy Walsh

Emmy is the youngest of the Walsh kids, and so she is the most protected when it comes to Nikki's...

Aunt Bobbie

At the beginning of the novel, Aunt Bobbie barely figures into the story. She may live in the...

Ben

Although Ben is Matthew and Callie's biological father, he hasn't always been around to take care...

Julie

Julie Lindemann's story is pretty freaking sad. She doesn't appear much, mostly because Matthew...