Andy - Steve's older brother, who dies on January 1st at age 22.
Arnold - Supervisor at Sample Name Products Company.
Carlos Martínez - Father of Yesenia Martínez, and partner of Jennifer Johnson in Remesa Banking Company.
Charlie - A worker at the Sample Name Products Company.
Claudia - A girl in the school library.
Fred - A Labor Ready worker who is so incredibly rich, he actually has his own personal automobile.
Ileana Martínez - Mother of Yesenia Martínez.
Jennifer - Steve's older sister.
Joe - The guy Melissa dated instead of Andy. See chapter 6.
Kevin - A boy in the school library, whom Yesenia tries to help get fixed up with a girl.
Manchester South High School - There is no such school in non-fiction. Steve and Yesenia attend it.
Melissa - Blind date of Andy's.
Rick - A classmate of Steve's at Manchester South High School, who meets him while celebrating the new year in downtown Manchester.
Rob - Steve's father.
Sam - A wheelchair-bound man whom Yesenia and Steve meet.
Sandra - Steve's mother.
Steve Johnson - The fifteen-year-old guy who is the main character.
Sergeant Whalley - New Hampshire State Police sergeant investigating the fatal crash in which Andy died.
Taisha - A girl in the school library.
Tina - The widow of a Freedom Fighter, she gets hired by Remesa Banking Company.
Yesenia Martínez - A fifteen-year-old female classmate of Steve's.
They share a C period biology class.