Study Guide

You Should Have Known Characters

By Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grace Reinhart Sachs

Confession time: If you didn't like Grace very much at first, it's okay. The author, Jean Hanff...

Jonathan Sachs

Anybody else hear alarm bells going off when they read this quote from Grace in the very first...

Henry Sachs

The middle school years can be rough, as Henry Sachs knows firsthand. When we first meet Grace...

Malaga Alves

Alas, poor Malaga, we...actually didn't know her well at all. Malaga's murder is the pesky thread...

Detectives O'Rourke and Mendoza

In the tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson—or Law & Order: SVU's Benson and...

Vita Klein

Vita is Grace's childhood best friend. They attended Rearden together and eventually became...

Sylvia Steinmetz

Sylvia is one of Grace's social acquaintances and a fellow parent of a Rearden student. Like...

Frederich Reinhart

Frederich is Grace's father. He's an interesting character to study, mostly because he and Grace...

Minor Characters

Sally Morrison-Golden is the school gossip, the lead organizer of Rearden's fundraising auction,...