Name: Hallie Belden
Long dark black hair and blackberry eyes
Thirteen year old Hallie is one year younger than
Trixie, who describes her cousin as beautiful with long bones and fragile
looking. However, Hallie is anything but fragile and shares her cousin's
tomboy nature and loathe of anything feminine.
Hallie is an outgoing, athletic girl who has been
influenced by growing up with two older brothers. She is quick thinking
and has a sense of humor similar to Mart's.
Hallie shares Trixie's curious nature and is quite
competitive. She is comfortable with her looks and immediately attracts
the attention of Dan Mangan.
There is a natural rivalry between the two girls.
Trixie is jealous of Hallie's appearance and dislikes the idea of sharing the
limelight with her cousin. However, the two girls are very alike and both
have similar insecurities which they eventually share with each other.
Hallie and Trixie eventually put their differences
between them and become friends. Hallie is a likeable character who
appears in two of the books, but her relationship with Dan is never given a
chance to flourish.