Beartown

Leo Andersson Character Analysis

Leo is Peter’s and Kira’s 12-year-old son, and Maya’s brother. Leo doesn’t have a large role in the story, but he is devoted to his older sister and staunchly supports her after Kevin assaults her, even sitting with her at lunch when nobody else will. He loves playing hockey, but is probably more devoted to video games.
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Leo Andersson Character Timeline in Beartown

The timeline below shows where the character Leo Andersson appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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...car on the way to school, Ana and Maya joke around, while up front, 12-year-old Leo tunes them out. He asks his dad, Peter, if he will make it to watch... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...gets swept into meeting after meeting, then a series of texts and calls from her family—Leo needs a ride in the afternoon, Maya needs new guitar strings, and Peter will be... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...in Beartown for very long. The children were off school, and Peter took Maya and Leo to go tobogganing. Watching them go, Kira felt “bereft” and cried all the way to... (full context)
Chapter 29
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Peter and Leo are preparing for the trip to the capital, where they’ll stay overnight for the final... (full context)
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Kira gets home from her errands as Peter and Leo are getting into the other car for the trip to the capital. Just then Maya... (full context)
Chapter 31
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...get Ana and Maya’s guitar. Then Maya reminds him that he needs to talk to Leo, too, who must be scared. Peter and Kira are horrified to realize that Maya is... (full context)
Chapter 33
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...clearly the one who’d been going after Kevin; the accusation is “bullshit.” Back in Beartown, Leo awakens to the sound of Ana smashing a computer against the wall. (full context)
Chapter 36
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...her. They also break the glass on her head. But Maya doesn’t do anything. Soon, Leo comes over and sits with her, despite her warnings, and helps Maya clean up. When... (full context)
Chapter 40
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...to the garage and play Nirvana. Kira sits at the kitchen table, playing cards with Leo and listening as Maya plays her guitar, matching Peter’s off-beat drumming so that he won’t... (full context)