Allie is Karim's little brother. His real name is Amar, but he goes by Allie to avoid "racial trouble." He's four years younger and when they're young, Karim mostly ignores Allie. When Mum and Dad divorce, Allie moves with Mum to Ted and Jean's house. At the end of the novel when Allie and Karim spend time together, Karim finds that Allie is actually an interesting and passionate adult.
Allie Character Timeline in The Buddha of Suburbia
The timeline below shows where the character Allie appears in The Buddha of Suburbia. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 1
...work in a good mood—an unusual event. Dad greets Mum, Karim, and Karim's little brother, Allie. Then, instead of watching television, Dad strips to his underwear and commands Karim to bring... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 7
...against Jean's rules. When Ted lets Karim go, Jean greets him curtly and mentions that Allie dresses up a lot and plucks his eyebrows, both unmanly things. Karim suggests she join... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 18