Minor Characters

Zeb: Was held prisoner at the same time as Marcus, was a cellmate with Darryl, managed to escape both DHS headquarters as well as the country by disguising himself as a homeless man. Convened with Masha in Brazil. Around Marcus’s age, intelligent and resourceful.

Masha: Is hired by the DHS after being deemed innocent to infiltrate the Xnet- grows tired of being watched and offers Marcus a chance to escape if he will help her escape. Masha is cunning, shrewd and physically strong for a teenager.

Carrie Johnstone: DHS officer in charge of interrogations. She administers torture on Marcus, who gives her the nickname “severe haircut woman”. She is allowed bail after the mass DHS arrests and is relocated to Iraq.

Ms. Galvez: Marcus’s social studies teacher for most of the book- she is replaced by someone the DHS approves more of. Ms. Galvez is very liberal with regards to her views.

Charles Walker: Charles is described as a bully who also snitches- a horrible combination. He is the reason Marcus gave up Live Role-Play Gaming, and the cause of many of his problems at school.

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Barbara Stratford

Friends, allies: Marcus Yallow, Drew Yallow, Lillian Yallow, Ron Glover, Angela Carvelli, Zeb

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone

Barbara is a modern, feminist investigative reporter for The Guardian who is also a friend of Marcus’s parents. She helps Marcus get his story out and to shut down Gitmo-by-the-Bay.

Vanessa Pak and Jose Louis Torrez

Vanessa

Nickname: Van

Friends, allies: Marcus Yallow, Jose Louis Torrez, Darryl Glover

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone, Angela Carvelli (in competition for Marcus)

Vanessa is very intelligent and strong and speaks out about what she feels is right and/or wrong. although she abandons Marcus’s plans at first because she believes the Xnet is unethical, she still stands by him when he needs her help.

Jose Louis

Nickname: Jolu

Friends, allies: Marcus Yallow, Vanessa Pak, Darryl Glover, Angela Carvelli

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone

Jolu is extremely smart and tech-savvy for his age- he is so able that he was hired by a software company at the age of twelve. Completely the opposite of Vanessa, Jolu becomes upset at Marcus for not including him in the planning of the Xnet, but eventually helps him write out its important codes.

Darryl Glover

 

Nicknames: D, D-man

Friends, allies, family: Marcus Yallow, Vanessa Pak, Jose Louis Torrez, Zeb, Ms. Galvez, Ron Glover (father)

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone, Charles Walker

Darryl is Marcus’s best friend and is captured and held prisoner early on by the DHS. He is Marcus’s main inspiration in his struggle to overthrow homeland security.

Marcus Yallow

Online names in the book: W1N5t0n (see What’s in a title) and M1K3Y

Friends, allies, family: Darryl Glover, Angela Carvelli (girlfriend), Vanessa Pak, Jose Louis Torrez, Barbara Stratford, Zeb, Ms. Galvez, Drew and Lillian Yallow

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone, Charles Walker

Marcus is a strong willed and socially aware youth in addition to being the novel’s protagonist.

Drew and Lillian Yallow

Drew Yallow

Friends, Family: Barbara Stratford, Ron Glover, Lillian Yallow (wife), Marcus Yallow (son)

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security (when Marcus tells him his story)

Mr. Yallow is smart yet somewhat short tempered (in the way that most fathers are) and loves his son very much and at first is supportive of the DHS’s movements because he believes they will protect Marcus. However, his stance quickly changes after he learns the truth about his son’s predicament.

Lillian Yallow

Friends, Family: Barbara Stratford, Ron Glover, Drew Yallow (husband), Marcus Yallow (son)

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security (see above)

Lillian is a kind and caring woman who acts as a mediator of sorts between Drew and Marcus. She left back home to England during a rough patch in her marriage when Marcus was ten, but returned to San Francisco for his sake.

Angela Carvelli

Nickname: Ange

Friends, allies: Marcus Yallow (boyfriend), Jose Louis Torrez, Barbara Stratford, Zeb, Ms. Carvelli (mother)

Known enemies: Department of Homeland Security, Carrie Johnstone, Vanessa Pak (in competition for Marcus)

Ange is a very opinionated, quick thinking and often quirky girl that Marcus quickly takes a liking to. She shares Marcus’s passion for justice and has an appetite for spicy food.

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