A junior in high school and an athlete, Trip is “roguish” and good-looking, and quickly becomes the object of Pearl’s affections. Though at first it seems as if Trip could just be using Pearl, he develops real romantic feelings for her and reveals himself to be more sensitive than he first appears. He and Pearl embark on a sexual relationship, often sneaking off to Trip’s friend Tim’s basement.
Trip Richardson Quotes in Little Fires Everywhere
The Little Fires Everywhere quotes below are all either spoken by Trip Richardson or refer to Trip Richardson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Little Fires Everywhere published in 2017.).
Trip Richardson Character Timeline in Little Fires Everywhere
The timeline below shows where the character Trip Richardson appears in Little Fires Everywhere. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...all stay in a hotel, which “the insurance” or “the adults” will probably pay for. Trip laughs, thinking about the “nutcase” Izzy starting fires, and Moody wonders why his siblings are... (full context)
...the sudden departure of Mia and Pearl Warren. As Mr. Richardson approaches in his BMW, Trip predicts that their parents will institutionalize Izzy when they find her. Moody is unsure that... (full context)
...not notice this, as “dazzled” as she is by the other Richardsons, including the handsome Trip. She spends whole days at the Richardson house, on Moody’s invitation. She is impressed by... (full context)
...and with great fascination, as if it is “a psychological study” or “anthropology.” Lexie and Trip joke that their younger sister Izzy, who doesn’t enjoy watching the show, will soon be... (full context)
...schoolers “dry hump[ing]” in dark corners and doing body shots off of one another’s stomachs. Trip is there, dressed as a devil, and Serena explains that Stacie thinks Trip is “fine.”... (full context)
...rent. Pearl is particularly upset to have her mother hovering over her burgeoning flirtation with Trip. Mr. Richardson finds the arrangement “awkward” as well, though he talks to Mia about how... (full context)
...“exact reverse,” accompanying Moody home to lounge in the living room with him, Lexie, and Trip. Pearl is “grateful” to Izzy for absorbing her mother’s attention, and happy to not be... (full context)
...Izzy chastises Moody for having thrown Pearl under the bus by revealing her relationship with Trip. Moody tells her that Pearl deserved it for “sneaking around with Trip.” Izzy tells Moody... (full context)
...has been modified to feature part of the pink discharge slip from the abortion clinic. Trip’s photo features a hockey chest pad poked through with holes—small “curling leaves” have started to... (full context)