Seven, Kenya, and Lyric’s mother, and King’s girlfriend. Seven resents Iesha’s lack of maternal support. She is also a sore spot in Starr’s parents’ relationship, as Maverick cheated on Lisa with her. Though unwilling to stand up to King for much of the novel, Iesha ultimately redeems herself by distracting him while Seven helps his sisters and DeVante escape from the house. King’s subsequent beating sends her to the hospital.
Iesha Character Timeline in The Hate U Give
The timeline below shows where the character Iesha appears in The Hate U Give. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...how King, a major neighborhood drug dealer, has moved in with his girlfriend, Seven’s mother Iesha. Maverick offers to let Seven live with the Carters, but Seven wants to be there... (full context)
...love for them outweighs that. Lisa stayed with Maverick after he cheated on her with Iesha because she decided that the good in their relationship outweighed the bad. She advises Starr... (full context)
...be sitting with Kenya, whose father wants to kill her. Kenya apologizes on behalf of Iesha, saying she wishes she would leave King. Starr sympathizes, saying Iesha might be too afraid—just... (full context)
...about what he thinks of it. He does not say anything, however. They arrive at Iesha’s house, which is dilapidated from the outside but “five-star-hotel nice” on the inside. Shoes dangle... (full context)