Lucas Sinclair! Living his life the best way he knows how! Probably part of the only black family on the block in some podunk town in Indiana in the mid-1980′s - potentially the only black family for miles around (until you get to the farmland and even then there’s only one).
Lucas Sinclair! Knowing that he’s Different, knowing that he can never hide his Otherness from those around him with their staring (glaring) eyes (after all, you can’t exactly erase the color of your skin, now can you?). Growing up with the pressure to be great for both himself and his entire race. Trying to be a normal 13 year old while simultaneously trying to outrun all the stereotypes that nip like vicious dogs at his heels.
Lucas Sinclair - rational and reasonable and rough around the edges; vulnerable and loyal and soft where it counts.
Lucas Sinclair: Good soul. Great kid. Best friend.