Crash Coogan is the main character in this novel. Crash seems to think that he is the cool kid of his street and has no one know one to hang out with. He really has Penn Webb, but doesn't treat him like a real friend. When Mike Deluca moves in across the street he and Crash become good friends. Crash is a nickname. His real name is John. Crash is a seventh grader. He is not a well behaved kid. He is actually poorly behaved.
Scooter is another character he is Crash's grandpa. Who would inspire Crash. In the middle of the book he has a stroke and is never the same again. He does develop back some things but can't speak. Scooter will never be the same. He used to cook and care for his grandchildren but he never will again.
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Jane Forbs is the girl Crash likes in the middle school. Crash flirts with her but always fails. Jane says no to Crash when he asked her to dance. Crash doesn't like that answer but still likes her. at the end of the book Crash gets invited toJanes party.
Mike Deluca is another character in this story. Mike is from Pennsylvania. He moved in across the street from Crash. When Crash and Mike meet each other they knew they where the perfect match. They started wrestling over nothing just for fun. Mike likes to make fun of Penn, while Penn doesn't even realize he's getting bullied. Mike is in seventh grade and he has some very bad behavior.
A third character is a kid named Penn Webb. He is known as a nerd. The nerd asks Crash to do something every day. He is from North Dakota. Penn was named after the Penn relays by his grandfather. He is a vegetarian. His family does not have a T.V in their home. Penn does not own any real toys. Plus, he is not fun to be around. He is also in seventh grade. He goes up and down his street with his toy wagon where he keeps his sleeping turtle.