Study Guide

What I Saw and How I Lied Characters

By Judy Blundell

Evie Spooner

Evie Spooner is our plucky, adolescent narrator as we navigate the choppy waters in What I Saw...

Peter Coleridge

The mysterious and attractive Peter Coleridge shows up in Palm Beach… and nothing is ever...

Bev Spooner

Everyone says the same thing about Bev: she's a total babe. After all, she's got that long blonde...

Joe Spooner

Joe Spooner is Evie's idea of a perfect dad—he's all-American, provides for the family, and...

Arlene Grayson

When the Spooners first see Arlene Grayson, they're all taken by just how elegant and fancy she...

Tom Grayson

Mr. Grayson is a slick, successful businessman who Joe immediately befriends when they arrive at...

Wally

Who's Wally? He's a pimply teenage bellhop at the hotel, who pretty much follows Evie everywhere,...

Grandma Glad

For someone whose name includes the word glad, Grandma Glad is not someone who is ever happy at...

Peter Coleridge's Father

We only see Peter Coleridge's father briefly, in the courtroom at the trial, and he never once...

Mr. Markel

The hotel manager at the hotel may seem like a very minor character in What I Saw and How I Lied,...

Margie

At the beginning, Margie is unequivocally Evie's best friend for life. They've known each other...