The Characters Behind Girl Rise


Annette, is Alli’s mom, a teacher by trade, who is fun, the life of the party, creative, outgoing, a fashion diva, and loves to make you laugh.
Lawrence is Alli’s older brother, who is four years older than her, is disabled, and looks up to Alli. He has a big heart, loves cartoons, and learning new things.
Maria is Alli’s friend from middle school, who is the popular cheerleader and is involved with almost everything, and she never judges Alli.
Carly is Alli’s life-long friend from kindergarten who is a year younger than her, who is loyal, caring, free-spirited, and mature.
Summer is Alli’s friend from high school, who stays by her side during her eating disorder but grows jealous of her friendship with Carly.
Lisa is Alli’s friend, who she meets in her twenties, who is spoiled, pampered, outspoken, and Alli comes to find out that she just cared whether or not Alli could keep up with her lifestyle.
Dillion is Alli’s guy friend who she confides in and meets in a meetup group, later on, introduces her to Greg Douglas, who is her loving, stable boyfriend, after her four toxic love relationships.
Jon is Alli’s first love from her junior year of college, whom she admires and adores, and they hit it off with each other over the summer. Jon is the guy that every mother dreams of their daughter going out with smart, career-driven, intellectual, a gentleman, comes from an upper-class family, loves politics, economics, and business.
After Jon and Alli broke up after six months, she got back in the dating world after two years of breaking up with Jon and meet a guy named Mark, who she had a lot of passion and chemistry with, and he was roughly six years older than she. Mark was good-looking, charming, smart, and loved to play the guitar.
Nick is one of Alli’s boyfriends who is older, wiser, loving, affectionate, romantic, honest, loyal, but was very insecure and had narcissistic ways.
Alli goes out with a guy named Lee, who is a few years older, a hard-worker, laid-back, down to earth, unpredictable, but he soon used Alli because he took advantage of her kindness and sweet nature and the beautiful things she had.

Published by Allistar Banks-Author

Allistar Banks is a multi-genre author of several books ranging from children to young adult fiction. A Professional Pet Sitter by day, novelist by night, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lander University. A McCormick, SC native, she is a lover of southern cuisine, the mountains, local art, and history.

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