Dylan has a bad-boy past and a criminal record. He knows that rich, beautiful Jess is way too good for him—but she has always been the one person who sees through his tough exterior and straight to his heart, and he has been hopelessly in love with her from the first time they met. He would...
Dylan Dawson: Bad boy Dylan Dawson is seventeen years old . He has been to juvie and has been caught up in gangs for a lot of his life. Dylan moved around a lot with his mother because his father Dyaln Dawson Sr. has been in jail since Dyaln was eight. Now Dylan has to decide if he will follow in his fathers footsteps or make a path of is own.
Jessica Jameson: Jessica Jameson better known as Jess, falls in love with Dylan. She met Dylan when they were twelve and had thought about him but didn't really care about him until they reconnected again at Dylan's work. She falls hopelessly in love with Dylan and she even goes all the way to Texas to save his life. She winds up in a whole lot of trouble but she does it because she cares so much about Dylan.
Wade: Wade is Dylan's best friend who he has known since high school. Wade went to juvie with Dylan and there he saved his life. Wade has also been in many gangs through his life. He get Dylan out of a lot of trouble but also gets him into a lot of trouble. Dylan and Wade are like brothers and forever will be.
Dylan Dawson Sr.: Known in the town as Dozer Dawson due to the fact that he was an amazing football player in high school. He is also known as a murderer. He has been in jail for 11 years because he supposed shot and killed a good cop. While in jail he made himself a better person. He wrote and book and tUght himself to read. When Dylan goes to Texas he goes to see his dad at the jail and they talk about life and what will come of Dylan Jr. He was on death row and was exucuted two minutes before his son could save him.
Levida Dawson: In the town she is known as The Devil Lady. She caters to her pig and is plain out rotten to everyone else. She is Dylan, Jr's grandmother and Dylan Sr's mother, so many people innthe town turned their back on her when her son went to jail. When Dylan and Wade first arrived she came out with a shot gun yelling at them and when they turned to go out of the driveway she ran them down the road and into a ditch with her tractor. When she figured out it was Dyaln she made him stay in the barn and "work" for his stay while her pig had a room in the house. She was there the night of the shooting but was tied up In her house by the "bad guys." Her son ISA very touchy subject and she gets very aggressive about it. She was the only one to attend Dylan Dawson, Sr's exacution
“Little voices were saying things to me like, You're not good enough, you'll drag her down, you don't belong with her. But I ignore them all. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her close, even though my entire body was aching. Because in that moment I believed something different from what the voices in my head had been telling me all my life. I believed I could be a better person than who I'd always been.”
“"I tried to be somebody different from who I am and it didn't work out." "The world ain't set up that way. Folks say we oughta be better than we are, but deep down they just want us to stay in our places. With our own kind. Messes up the natural order, otherwise."”
“"I got words in me, Jess, fighting to find a way out. Sometimes there’s so many words and they get so crowded in my skull I think my head is gonna explode. I want to write them down. I’ve tried, but most of the time my thoughts and my feelings are bigger than what I can get on the paper.””
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