(Updated Wednesday nights)
Suzy Long is a nine year old girl who is forced to keep a journal as a way to prevent her from acting out by allowing her to express her feelings. Only, her parents won’t buy her a notebook with which to keep it. Not a problem for Suzy.
Suzy Long – her strange sense of humor can get her (or her friends) in trouble. Smart, creative, and impulsive, she is an outsider among sheep in a snotty suburban town.
Papa Long – referred to most often as “my dad,” he is passive and quiet. He loves his family, but is a miser first. Likes to spend time in his garden.
Mama Long – a hard worker and a fierce woman, she patches up holes in the family’s socks. Money is always a concern.
Azalea (Lea) Long – two year old sister. A handful. But cute.
(Big) Brother Long – shares a room with Suzy. Entering a rebellious phase.
Yeay -Papa Long’s mother. Previous owner of the money tree meant to bring fortune to the family.
[on the Outside]
Markie (Mark) Johnson – Suzy’s sworn enemy and duplex neighbor. A year and grade older.
Georgie – Markie’s dog and Suzy’s sworn canine enemy. Lea may have helped Suzy discover the key to winning Georgie’s friendship.
Ms. Fellgood – the counselor responsible for assigning Suzy to keep a journal. Has a squirrel puppet named Mr. Nibbles.
Mina – Suzy’s (best?) friend from school. She lives too far away to see outside of school.