Study Guide

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Characters

By Carolyn Mackler

Virginia Shreves

Let's take a look at Virginia's own description of her belly, shall we?I direct my eyes to my...

Dr. Phyllis Shreves

Oof, Virginia's mom. Let's look at what Anaïs has to say about her, shall we?"Let me guess....

Byron Shreves

Oh, Byron. Where do we even start? You were Virginia's hero; you were the Model Brewster Student...

Mr. Shreves

Virginia's dad isn't as major a player in her story as her mom, but he's similarly clueless....

Anaïs Shreves

Anaïs is Virginia's older sister, a feminist who joined the Peace Corps and is in Burkina...

Froggy Welsh the Fourth

Froggy is Virginia's love interest, a budding graphic designer and trombone player with whom she...

Shannon Iris Molloy-Newman

Shannon is Virginia's best—and for much of the book, only—friend, who moved to Walla...

Minor Characters

One of the popular girls, a.k.a. the Bri-girls, who wears purple boots from Paris and always wins...