Applegate: Loud, obnoxious redhead. One of those tomboys on a Nickelodeon show who is actually prettier than the popular girls, but the audience is supposed to be fooled by her mussy hair and baseball hat.Marianne
Lockhart: Tall, blonde, dreamy-eyed. Middle-aged. Recently divorced. Waif-like.Janie
, rambunctious, bright. Always gets into trouble without meaning to. Brown hair and eyes.Olive
, kind of dumpy, voracious reader with glasses. Freckles. The brilliant sidekick.
Mayree Thompson: Main character. Brave, true, forgettable. You root for her because you have
to, not because you particularly want
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
-Charles Bukowski "And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!"
-The ghost of Vivian Vance