Meet Ray

Ray Reynolds is Duke’s best friend. They are on the same football team and they’re constantly around each other.

Laila is the first to notice how odd it is that Duke only shows off his Telekinesis when Rays around. As Addie puts together the pieces, it turns out that Ray is actually the one who is the Telekinetic and he orchestrated injuring Norm players to score scholarships for himself and Duke in college.

By the end of the second book, Addie hasn’t outed Duke about lying about his powers and Ray doing the dirty work, but she did threaten to tell everyone if they didn’t stop injuring other players.

Hopefully Ray got into the school he wanted to!


Meet Laila’s Dad

Andrew Stader is the father of Laila and her little brothers. He is a Telepath, which means he can read people’s minds, even when they don’t want him to. The constant flurry of voices in his head led him to drinking and using Telepathic blockers to block them out.

He is first mentioned in the book when Steve ‘Poison’ Paxton comes to Laila’s door asking to be paid for the blockers he sold Andrew. Andrew, however, doesn’t have the money, so he asks Laila to blow Poison off and doesn’t pay Poison back.

He features as a more prominent character in the second novel, Split Second. There his tough relationship with Laila is clear to see, as well as how proud he is of his son, who also inherited Telepathy.


Meet Rowan Abernathy!

He is Trevor’s goofy best friend. Rowan initially tries to make a move on Addison, which she really didn’t like because he reminded her of Bobby. During the movie hey sit together and Addison has to run out because she describes him as a chihuahua.

However, Addison gets to know Rowan, after he found out exactly why she didn’t like him, he stops flirting with her. They end up be I really good friends and he is the conspiracy theorist about Lincoln High’s football players injuring all the other players whenever they come to play away games.

Addison is conducting her own investigation and she gets tidbits from Rowan., which only confirm her suspicions.

Later on, Rowan and Addison, along with Trevor and Stephenie, have to do their dare after losing the dessert challenge and they steal a bobble head from the Principal’s office.

Rowan is very supportive of her and Trevor being together, as he never liked Stephanie. This works out really well for Addie.

Meet Addie’s Mom


Whatever Coleman  is Addie’s mother, who Addie decides to stay with in part of the story. They are very close, but Addie rebels and resents her originally for causing the divorce, even though it was Addie’s father’s decision to end it.

She is a Bureau employee and she develops mind programs to help young people use their full potential. She is known to be very progressive with her mind programs, giving Addie new ones to try out frequently.

She tends to help out Laila and advises her when she can, acting as a second mother when Laila’s mother is off working three jobs.

Meet Addie’s Dad

Bradley Coleman is Addie’s father. He used to work in the Compound Bureau as a Discerner until he decided to leave the Compound and live in the Norm world. Currently he resides in Austin, TX, with his daughter.

He also helps the Bureau out as a Discerner from time to time, interviewing Steve ‘Poison’ Paxton and judging his truthfulness. He was also integral to the conviction of Bobby Baker.

Meet Trevor Moore!

He’s the first friend Addie makes in Dallas and Addie considers him Laila’s replacement/new best friend. He’s quiet, confident, and as Addie describes him, ‘he’s not a follower, he can make up his own mind, and he’s perfectly okay with sitting alone.’

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Addie finds out that he is a massive nerd, reading the same graphic novels she does, as well as drawing his own comic. They later collaborate on a little graphic novel project.

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Trevor is very much a jock who isn’t interested in reading classic novels, unlike Addie, and teases her about it.

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He also has a good sense of humor and irony.

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Meet Duke Rivers!

Duke is the ‘hunk of the school’, the most popular guy. Every girl wants to date him and every guy wants to be him. And yet, he’s paying attention to Addie.

He is proud of his team,






and even bold.