Cinnamon loves the shadows, because that's where no one can find her...
For Cinnamon, dreaming of imaginary worlds and characters is her only escape from her mother's breakdowns. Her grandmother's overbearing control. Her family's turmoil. But Cinnamon is discovering something special about herself, a gift from deep within that sets her apart: a talent for the theater that would finally give her a chance... to truly escape.
The books heroine. A Goth like girl with a talent for acting.
Cinnamon's father. He is a stock broker on Wall Street.
Cinnamon's mother. A fragile woman she has a mental breakdown at the beginning of the story.
Grandmother Beverly Carlson
Cinnamon's not so nice grandmother who comes in and takes over.
Cinnamon's favorite teacher. Teaches English Lit and is in charge of the school play.
A goody-two shoes who Cinnamon dislikes.
An attractive boy who is a good friend of Cinnamon's. Later he becomes her lover.
Cinnamon's Aunt. Briefly mentioned at the beginning of the story.
The man who owned the house Cinnamon lives in now, back in the civil war. (Deceased)
Jonathan's wife. (Deceased)
Jonathan and Carolyne's son. (Deceased)
Captain Lance Arnold
Carolyne Demerest's lover.
Jonathan Demerest's youngest daughter.
The Principle of Cinnamon's school.
The Head nurse at Chester Alton Psychiatric Hospital on Amber Carlsons ward.
A boy in Cinnamon's class who liked to tease Clarence.
A pretty girl who ALWAYS got the lead in the school play.
A talented boy who plays opposite Cinnamon in a school play.
Head of the student make up crew.
A theatrical Agent who's mother owns a prestigious dramatic arts school.
Owner of the dramatic arts school. Was once a famous Russian stage actress.