|“||Are you in a gang?||”|
— Jake to Suze
Helen Ackerman (Step-Mother)
Andy Ackerman (Father)
Bradley Ackerman (brother)
David Ackerman (brother)
Jake Ackerman (Sleepy to Suze) is the eldest son of Cynthia and Andy Ackerman and Suze's older step-brother. He is studying at Northern California State Technical College
He is often mentioned delivering pizzas, as is his night-shift job which he has in the hopes of saving up for a Camaro. This is what makes him so tired all of the time so Suze nicknames him 'Sleepy'.
He accepts Suze and her mom as family very quickly. In the book Reunion, he calls Helen (Susannah's mom) 'Mom' several times. He plays the protective older brother for Susannah when Micheal Meducci tries to offer a ride home.