Curtis in the beginning of the book was a body builder and was a player. His girl friend broke up with him because he was a mean and cheated on her. Curtis was upset and moved away and when he came back he tried to with her and make her his wife but she was done. Curtis grew tomatoes for her a took good care of them to show he was responsible.
Nora is a doctor she had a patent named Myles that did not talk. She would try to get him out of the house because she does not want him to die of boredom like her dad. She took him out and he saw the garden and wanted to go in. Nora saw that he liked the garden so she took him back and let him plant.
Maricella is a pregnant Mexican sixteen year old girl who does not want to be pregnant and is a drop out because she did not like the way she looked. When she went to the garden and met Leona she felt part of nature.