Study Guide

Shooting the Moon Characters

Jamie Dexter

Take one part card lover, one part know-it-all, and add in die-hard army enthusiasm, and you have...

The Colonel (a.k.a. Jamie's Dad)

Attention! The Colonel is coming through, stand aside. This guy makes the hairs on the backs of...

Private First Class Bucky Hollister

He might be a radio repairman and a soldier, but to Jamie, Private Hollister is nothing more than...

TJ Dexter

TJ might already have shipped off to Vietnam when the book starts, but that doesn't mean he's not...

Sergeant Byrd

First things first, it's pronounced "bird" like those flying animals. Jamie meets Sergeant Byrd...

Mrs. Jeannie Dexter (a.k.a. Jamie's mom)

We don't get to know Mrs. Dexter very much outside of what Jamie tells us about her. Think about...

Cindy Lorenzo

Jamie's friend Cindy is developmentally disabled, so it can be tricky to have a conversation with...