Tristan is physically challenged and has difficulty in using his arms and legs. He uses wheelchair. Tristan needs help in many things such as in dressing up and in getting into and out of his wheel-chair. He is dependent on James in school from going to the toilet to doing physical exercises. Tristan is a clever boy. He is good in math, has a great memory and doing homework was easy for him. As he cannot express himself physically such as James who plays football and is good in sports, Tristan found his element in acting in dramas and stage plays. He is confident, and we can see it when he acted in a play as a leading character. He is very confused of what he wants. In a way he regretted telling his Mum about his decision not to proceed to Chesterlea for his secondary education. He also loves his twin, James very much as he feels very hard to leave James.
James, on the other hand is a normal child and it is his labour of love to push his twin brother around in his wheelchair as well as up and down ramps. He’s very good in football but he hates drama. James was more inward looking; shy, nervous and lack confidence. When he gets a tiny role in the play, he feels very nervous until he forgets his lines although it is only seven words. James is being a very responsible brother towards Tristan. He always looks after Tristan. He feels the same as Tristan felt on the matter of separating into different school.
She is a very loving and caring mother. He loves his son equally, although Tristan is an abnormal kid. She wants Tristan to be independent. She's concern about her son’s feelings, as she notices the changes in her twins. She also asks Tristan whether he wants to go to Chesterlea Granger or not. We can assume that she is a single mother where the author never mentions anything about her husband. She is positive minded and very optimistic. She would not want Tristan to think lowly of his disability.