There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Jasmine was Makani’s best friend when Makani lived in Hawaii. When the girls were rookies on their high school swim team, the veteran swimmers “kidnapped” them as part of a cruel hazing ritual in which the veterans forced the rookie swimmers to drink copious amounts of alcohol while participating in a series of grueling, demeaning games. Things got out of hand, and Makani ended up turning on Jasmine, cutting off her hair with a knife, and accidentally leaving her to drown (though she lived). The authorities charged Makani with assault, though they later dropped the charges. However, Jasmine and all of Makani’s other friends and classmates stopped speaking to her after the incident. Makani moved to Nebraska after the attack, and she’s given up hope that Jasmine will ever speak to her again.

Jasmine Quotes in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The There’s Someone Inside Your House quotes below are all either spoken by Jasmine or refer to Jasmine. 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:
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Chapter 2 Quotes

Makani knew better than to believe any of them outright. Rumors, even the true ones, never told a complete story. She avoided most of her classmates for that very reason. Self-preservation.

Page Number: 10
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Chapter 3 Quotes

As usual, there was no word from back home. At least the messages of hate had long stopped. No one there was looking for her, and the only people who still cared about it—the incident, as she self-censored that night on the beach—were people like Jasmine. The only people who mattered. Makani would have never guessed that her friends’ permanent silence would be infinitely more painful than those weeks when thousands of uninformed, condescending, misogynistic strangers had spewed vitriol at her. It was.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Jasmine, Grandma Young
Page Number: 23
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Chapter 4 Quotes

It had been so long since Makani had felt any amount of genuine, unadulterated happiness that she’d forgotten that sometimes it could hurt as much as sadness. His declaration pierced through the muscle of her heart like a skillfully thrown knife. It was the kind of pain that made her feel alive.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Ollie Larsson, Jasmine, David Ware
Related Symbols: Knives
Page Number: 42
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 9 Quotes

Makani was grateful that she didn’t believe in ghosts; she only believed in the ghostlike quality of painful memories. And she was sure this house had plenty.

Page Number: 97
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 10 Quotes

She had to believe that the mistakes of Ollie’s past didn’t guarantee that he would make even worse mistakes in his future. She had to believe that every mistake was still a choice. She had to believe that Ollie was a good person, because she had to believe it about herself.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Darby, Alex, Ollie Larsson, Jasmine
Page Number: 113
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 22 Quotes

Ollie stopped. His expression was serious. He waited to speak until she stopped, too. “Everybody has at least one moment they deeply regret, but that one moment . . . it doesn’t define all of you.”

Page Number: 231
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 28 Quotes

David didn’t know her, but Makani knew herself. And neither of them was a monster. She was a human who had made a terrible mistake. He was a human who had planned his terrible actions.

Related Characters: Makani Young, David Ware, Jasmine
Related Symbols: Corn, Knives
Page Number: 283-284
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Jasmine Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Jasmine 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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...through her phone, though she’s long since given up hope that her former best friend, Jasmine, will text her. She’s also stopped hoping that things would go back to the way... (full context)
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...though she prefers this to the hate messages she used to get. Only people like Jasmine still care about “the incident.” Grandma Young reminds Makani not to leave the cabinets open... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Makani wonders if anyone back home has heard about the murders. Then she thinks about Jasmine. Makani knows from experience that even the strongest friendships can fall apart, and she resolves... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Makani’s kidnappers remove her blindfold, and she sees the whole team assembled before her. Jasmine is there. She and the other rookies clearly knew about the kidnapping in advance: they’re... (full context)
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...makes her take a big shot. Afterward, Makani goes to her assigned spot next to Jasmine. (full context)
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Jasmine grabs Makani’s arm and asks if she’s okay. But Makani is still furious with Jasmine... (full context)
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Makani’s determination to beat Jasmine motivates her to push through all the humiliating games. She hears some of the veterans... (full context)
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Makani sees that Jasmine is also sick to her stomach. Determined not to lose, Makani tricks Jasmine into responding... (full context)
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...some empty cans. Makani runs to the bottle, desperate to stop the searing pain. But Jasmine gets there first and snatches the bottle. In a fit of blind rage, Makani picks... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...the present, Makani finishes telling her story. She describes the immense shame she felt holding Jasmine’s detached ponytail in her hand. She remembers how Jasmine was so drunk that she nearly... (full context)
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Alienation  Theme Icon
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...suspended her and all her friends stopped talking to her, including her then-boyfriend, Jason, and Jasmine. Makani shudders as she thinks about the death and rape threats she received in the... (full context)