Tima, whose last name is unknown, was one of the main characters in the books. She made good friends with Matt Wheeler and Elena Hickson (called riff-raff by Spin). She was also the main part of Nancy in the school's play of Oliver! and enjoyed the rehearsals.[5] She was ten years old. He parents were both Arab and she was new to the area.


She had the power to control small insects: moths, gnats, bees, ants, grasshoppers, beetles, mosquitoes etc. etc.


Tima loved dancing and singing and overall musical theatre. Once she failed at the school play Oliver!, Mr James, the music teachers, gave her a second chance at St Thomas's Church to sing her main song "As Long as He Needs Me".[5]


'Honestly—I'm fine. I'm weird, true, but you
knew that already.'


― Tima to her mother


Night Speakers
Night Raiders


  1. Night Speakers, Chapter 12, Page 68
  2. Night Speakers, Chapter 17, Page 98
  3. Night Speakers, Chapter 32, Page 187
  4. Night Speakers, Chapter 35, page 201
  5. 5.0 5.1 Night Speakers, Chapter 18, Page 102
  6. Night Speakers, Chapter 18, Page 105
Victorian house

Tima's house