Study Guide

Savvy Characters

Mississippi "Mibs" Beaumont

With a name like Mississippi, our main girl Mibs has some big shoes to fill. After all, she's...

Fish Beaumont

Ever hear of middle-child syndrome? Do you have it? Then you'll probably identify with Fish...

Bobbi Meeks

So Bobbi is kind of a jerk—and if she were being honest, we think she'd agree. And that's...

Will Junior

Maybe it's just the Meeks family, but Will Junior—like his sister, Bobbi—isn't what...

Lester Swan

Poor Lester has got his work cut out for him. Not only does he have a horrible job working for...

Lill Kiteley

What do you do for a mother when your own mother isn't around? You wait to meet Lill, of course....

Momma Beaumont

Momma Beaumont may do everything perfectly (it's her savvy), but she is definitely not perfect....

Poppa Beaumont

Poppa Beaumont is one heck of a ladies' man: he managed to convince a beautiful girl with the...

Samson Beaumont

Samson is kind of weirdo, right? Just kidding, he's just a young kid who manages to seem wise...

Rocket Beaumont

Rocket's other nickname could probably be Sparky, because this boy is electrified. No...

Grandpa Bomba

Old Gramps is kind of silently around during the book. Technically Momma leaves the kids with him...

Miss Rosemary

Miss Rosemary means well, really she does—but it still doesn't make her particularly...

Ozzie

Ozzie is Lill's boss at the diner who fires her for being late after he car breaks down, and...

Carlene

Carlene is Lester's ex who wants nothing more than for Lester to do what she says for the rest of...

Officer Bill Meeks

Officer Bill is a secret… sort of. He's the secret that Will Junior keeps, because Office...

Pastor Meeks

Pastor Meeks seems like a pretty angry man. We really only get to see him when he's yelling at...

Grandma Dollop

Grandma Dollop has a really neat savvy—the ability to save radio waves in jars. Momma and...

Gypsy Beaumont

Gypsy Beaumont is the youngest of the Beaumont clan, and for all intents and purposes, is still a...

Ashley Bing and Emma Flint

Ashley and Emma are really just the worst. They are the mean girls at Mibs's school, and these...