Shawn was Andre’s best friend. He was lazier and had thought highly of himself. He worked at a children’s summer camp as a counselor. Which is how Andre met his new girlfriend Gwen. Shawn had always complained about his mother’s terrible cooking. So whenever he was at Andre’s he would take advantage of Andre’s giving mother. He would always eat as much as he could and try to talk to Andre’s dad who would have nothing of him. He was a good basketball player and he knew it. Every time he would hit a big shot he would you know it. He was very outgoing for how lazy he was and a hit with the ladies.
Gwen was Andre’s girlfriend. They had met at the children’s summer camp that Shawn worked at. She was a Latina women who took pride in her roots. With her being Latina and Andre being black it caused some difficulty. She had constantly used Spanish words when she would get upset with a topic. Gwen was hard working, sweet, but easily upset. Also, she knew what she wanted and she was going to get it. Gwen had caught Andre’s sister smoking marijuana and got into a fight with Andre and his sister.