There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Creston Howard Character Analysis

Creston Howard is a handsome, Black news anchor at Osborne’s local news station who reports on the Osborne slayings. Grandma Young always tunes in to hear what Creston has to say. Makani feels guilty when she watches the reports, though—she hates how the news sensationalizes the very real deaths of her peers.
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Creston Howard Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Creston Howard appears in There’s Someone Inside Your House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...explains that she’s waiting for the local news to start so she can hear what Creston Howard , the handsome Black news anchor, has to say about Haley’s murder. Makani scrolls through... (full context)
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...phone for messages, though she knows there won’t be any. The 5:00 news begins, and Creston Howard announces the tragic, brutal murder of Haley Madison Whitehall. The news coverage includes footage of... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...response. Now she feels bad about ignoring her apology texts over the weekend. Just then, Creston Howard announces the victim’s identity: Rodrigo Ramón Morales Ontiveros. It’s his full name, so that makes... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...contact anyone. She turns on the TV. The news is showing coverage of the attack. Creston Howard announces the suspect’s identity: David Thurston Ware. Hearing the middle name makes Makani sick—she thinks... (full context)