Piper McCloud: Literally, the "girl who could fly", and the main character of the book. She is very independent and persistent. She believes that she is special, but she doesn't flaunt it, knowing she is seen as an outcast. she started floating and ended flying!
“It seems to me that it don't hurt none to get yourself a dream and a plan. 'Cause if you don't, then you'll never go nowhere.”
“I've never been away from my ma and pa before. My ma always says she can't figure where I've come from. She says that there wasn't ever another McCloud like me. Sometimes I thought that was a good thing 'cause I don't want to be just like everyone else. But then I got to thinking and it got me worried. 'Cause I am a McCloud, and if I'm not a McCloud, then what am I? A person likes to feel like they belong somewhere.”
“Uh, computer, do cows have feelings?”
“Can't learn nothing worth knowing without makin' a few mistakes first!”
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