A teenage girl just turned fourteen. She is best friends with Kate and has been since they were both in primary school, but is less loyal, and when she is on drugs, Elle turns her back on Kate. Elle has a sister, Isabella, who is seventeen, and a brother, Ed, who is nineteen, and who goes to university locally. His name is not short for anything - it’s just Ed.
Elle has dead straight black hair like her father, but her mother’s piercing green eyes. She is thin, verging on skinny, and of middling height. Her opinion of herself is very low - she is convinced that she is ugly and stupid. She wants to be a writer when she is older and has already written several short stories and a short novel, although none of them have been published.