Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Mr. Muse
assistant principle at santa maria
vets
where the dances are held
francisco
the main character, narrator
santa maria
city where the Jimenez family lives
Mr.Kinkade
Francisco’s previous counselor
papa
has back pain, lost a finger; francisco’s father
roberto
francisco’s older brother, who’s married to darlene
mama
francisco’s mother, who also calms down papa
trampita
francisco’s oldest, younger brother.
paul
francisco’s best friend, and student treasurer
susan
roberto’s first girlfriend, but rejects him because he’s mexican
darlene
roberto’s wife who looks like elizabeth taylor
peggy
francisco’s first crush, but rejects him because he’s mexican
jackie
darlene, and roberto’s daughter
mike nevel
francisco, and roberto’s boss, who owns the window company
mr. penney
senior counselor who helps francisco get into college
mary O’neill
owner of velvas freeze and takes the brothers to dinner
el camino junior high
where francisco went for middle school
joe and espy
franciscos neighbors
bonetti ranch
Jimenez home town (where they live)
santa maria high
place where francisco went to high school
ruben
franciscos youngest brother
rorra
franciscos little sister
torito
francisco’s brother just younger than trampita
Ito
japanese sharecropper
Mr. oversteen
the spanish teacher
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