There’s Someone Inside Your House


Stephanie Perkins

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Makani’s Father Character Analysis

Makani’s father is Native Hawaiian. Makani’s mother met him when she travelled to Hawaii after her high school graduation. While Makani is living in Nebraska with Grandma Young, Makani’s father and mother remain in Hawaii and file for divorce. Like Makani’s mother, he’s largely absent from Makani’s life and doesn’t appear to care about her all that much. Grandma Young, a generally level-headed, fair woman, claims he’s a major jerk.
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Makani’s Father Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Makani’s Father appears in There’s Someone Inside Your House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
Gossip vs. Communication Theme Icon
Inner Change  Theme Icon to all 50 states before picking a new home. She went to Hawaii, met Makani’s father , and never left. Ollie thinks maybe he needs to make a big plan, too.... (full context)
Chapter 17
Trauma, Loss, and Grief Theme Icon
Inner Change  Theme Icon
...but she’s too distraught to reply just yet. There’s also missed call and voicemail from Makani’s father , though neither he nor Makani’s mother seem particularly concerned about Makani. (full context)
Chapter 18
Guilt, Shame, and Redemption  Theme Icon
...she was when she tried to call her yesterday. Makani’s mother explains that she and Makani’s father were in court. She tells Makani that she has important work commitments to deal with... (full context)
Chapter 28
Inner Change  Theme Icon
...had plans to see the world, but she got stuck in Hawaii when she met Makani’s father and had Makani. Maybe this is why she resents Makani so much: because she sees... (full context)