There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Makani Young Character Analysis

Protagonist Makani Young is a high school senior who is still adapting to life among the cornfields of Osborne, Nebraska, after moving there from Hawaii midway through her junior year. Makani’s biracial identity and ignorance about local town gossip often leave her feeling alienated and lonely. Then, things take a turn for the worse when an unidentified serial killer starts killing off her classmates. Makani nearly becomes one of the killer’s victims, though Grandma Young and Ollie, the boy Makani is dating, rescue her just in time. Like her peers, Makani is morbidly curious about the murders and can’t resist theorizing about who could have committed them, and why. At the same time, Makani feels ashamed to spread baseless rumors about people. Makani participated in a cruel hazing ritual in Hawaii and ended up attacking her best friend, Jasmine. Though the authorities eventually dropped Makani’s assault charges, Makani nevertheless became the subject of ruthless gossip which caused all her friends to abandon her, and which prompted Makani’s parents to send her to Nebraska to live with Grandma Young. Makani is reluctant to confide in her new friends, Darby and Alex, about her past—she fears that they’ll turn on her, too. Worse still, Makani is convinced her past behavior renders her deserving of any judgment that comes her way. When Makani finally confides in Darby, Alex, and Ollie about her past, though, they react with compassion rather than judgment—and their acceptance helps Makani see that her past doesn’t define her. Makani also realizes that it’s impossible to run away from one’s problems—a person must choose to change. Ultimately, through the support of her friends and grandmother, Makani finds that her new life in Osborne is a far cry from the alienating, miserable “exile” she once thought it would be, and she learns to let go of her past. At the end of the novel, Makani stabs Osborne High student David Ware, the “Osborne Slayer,” with his own knife, thereby ending the killer’s reign of terror on Osborne.

Makani Young Quotes in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The There’s Someone Inside Your House quotes below are all either spoken by Makani Young or refer to Makani Young. 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

“This is Osborne, Nebraska.” Her friend Darby sucked up the last drops of his gas station iced coffee. “Population: twenty-six hundred. A boy with pink hair is as scandalous as the death of a beloved student.”

Related Characters: Darby (speaker), Makani Young, Ollie Larsson, Haley Whitehall, Alex
Page Number: 8
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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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Osborne smelled like diesel, tasted like despair, and was surrounded by an ocean of corn. Stupid corn. So much corn.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Ollie Larsson
Related Symbols: Corn
Page Number: 13
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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
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Chapter 5 Quotes

Meanwhile, Makani pretended to be upset for the same reasons as her classmates. She pretended that the local news van, parked near the flag at half-mast, hadn’t broken her into a sweat. She pretended that she was cold when she put up the hood of her hoodie and angled her face away from the cameras. She pretended to belong.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Haley Whitehall
Page Number: 52
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Chapter 6 Quotes

The dry tassels reached for the open sky while the dead silks pointed down to the muddy earth. Slowly, ever so slowly, the wind strengthened and changed course, and the fields swayed as a single element, rippling outward in a current of mesmerizing waves. Something hidden inside Makani lifted its head and blossomed. The sensation was sublime. Makani often complained that she was drowning in corn, but she wasn’t gasping below the water. She was perched on the edge of the horizon.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Ollie Larsson
Related Symbols: Corn
Page Number: 68-69
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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
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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
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Makani wondered why discussing a tragedy—consuming every single story about it—was often comforting. Was it because tragedies manifested a sense of community? Here we are, all going through this terrible thing together. Or were tragedies addictive, and the small pleasures that came from them the signal of a deeper problem?

Related Characters: Makani Young, Grandma Young, Ollie Larsson
Page Number: 115
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Chapter 11 Quotes

He checked his favorite message board, but the usual torch-and-pitchfork crowd were still up in arms over this new company of video game developers that was run entirely by women. His insides shrank with a familiar shame as he quickly left the page. Not that long ago, he’d been one of them.

Related Characters: Rodrigo Morales, Makani Young
Page Number: 119
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Chapter 12 Quotes

Their usual breakfast was whole-wheat toast or a bowl of fiber cereal. Makani didn’t need to ask why the change. Pancakes kept her grandmother occupied while they waited for information. Pancakes gave her a task to do with her hands in a world that seemed more and more out of her control. And pancakes showed Makani that, even though the world was frightening, she was loved.

Page Number: 125
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Chapter 13 Quotes

Social boundaries were being crossed everywhere. Students still ate with their own kind, but each group sat a little closer to the other groups, and they weaved in and out of one another’s conversations. They were all talking about the same thing, anyway. It was sad that people only got along when everybody was unhappy.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Rodrigo Morales
Page Number: 137
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Chapter 14 Quotes

The summer clothes were her old clothes. In Hawaii, the warmest items she’d needed were jeans and a hoodie. Here, she’d had to ask her grandmother to buy her a coat, hat, scarf, gloves, and sweaters. They’d made a special trip to a mall in Omaha, and she’d selected everything in black. She couldn’t explain why except that when she wore it, she felt a bit more protected. A bit more hardened.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Ollie Larsson, Grandma Young
Page Number: 146-147
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Chapter 15 Quotes

The serial killers in her imagination, the fictional centerpieces of innumerable movies and television shows, were colorful and fascinating and impossible to keep her eyes off of. But her eyes had always glossed over David. Who do you think did it? She’d looked past him, even when he’d asked her. She’d looked past him, even when he’d been sitting right in front of her.

Page Number: 156
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Chapter 17 Quotes

“If they’re hiding anything,” Ollie said, lifting his head to extend his own peace offering, “you’ll find it.”

Related Characters: Ollie Larsson (speaker), Makani Young, David Ware, Chris Larsson, Alex, Darby
Page Number: 178
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Chapter 18 Quotes

“They want you to speak,” she said. “The town. They want you to stand up in front of all those people and cameras and be their mascot.”

Related Characters: Grandma Young (speaker), Makani Young, David Ware, Ollie Larsson
Page Number: 184
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Chapter 20 Quotes

Makani slept long hours and stirred aimlessly through her house. The barrage was endless. Immeasurable. Sometimes it hurt because everyone had the wrong idea about her, but usually it hurt because it felt like they had it right.

Related Characters: Makani Young, Alex, Darby, Ollie Larsson
Page Number: 205
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Darby stepped in front of Alex to block her from Makani’s view. “You’re right. But I know what it’s like to be angry—to think that everyone has it easier than you. Or that everyone is against you. And if you don’t deal with those feelings, they don’t go away on their own. They keep building and building until they force their way out.”

Related Characters: Darby (speaker), Makani Young, Ollie Larsson, David Ware, Alex
Page Number: 208
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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
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Chapter 24 Quotes

That was it. The news rehashed the story from the top. David kept climbing into the truck, and it kept making a right turn. The killer kept going home.

Page Number: 253
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Chapter 25 Quotes

“People are sick. They think this is all a game.”

Related Characters: Makani Young (speaker), David Ware, Ollie Larsson, Grandma Young
Related Symbols: Corn
Page Number: 259
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Chapter 27 Quotes

The terror was finally spreading outward. If the corn were an ocean, the cries were its waves.

Related Symbols: Corn
Page Number: 279
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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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Running away from home didn’t change the fact that a person still had to live with themselves. Makani had learned this, though perhaps her mother never had. Change came from within, over a long period of time, and with a lot of help from people who loved you. Osborne wasn’t David’s problem. For Makani, Osborne had even been restorative. Being a psychopath was David’s problem. David was David’s problem.

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

The timeline below shows where the character Makani Young appears in There’s Someone Inside Your House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...about the next morning is Haley Whitehall’s gruesome murder and Ollie Larsson’s new pink hair. Makani sits with her friend Darby in his car. Makani wryly notes that Ollie’s hair seems... (full context)
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Alex senses Makani’s unease and teases her about still having a thing for Ollie. Makani has had a... (full context)
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Makani is grateful for Darby and Alex, her only friends. They took her in when she... (full context)
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...He adjusts the suspenders he wears every day and scowls as he protests Alex’s accusation. Makani wonders whether Haley’s parents or boyfriend—or maybe even a serial killer—could be responsible for her... (full context)
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...spread across the school, and everyone’s gossiping about whether he’s Haley’s murderer. The rumors upset Makani, though she knows that they’re only gossip. People are also spreading rumors about Zachary Loup,... (full context)
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Makani sits with her friends on the quad and considers Osborne, a dreary town surrounded by... (full context)
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Suddenly, the wind picks up, sending a flier for Sweeney Todd flying through the air. Makani wonders if they’ll cancel the murderous musical in light of Haley’s death. Alex hopes they... (full context)
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Makani shifts her attention across the quad. She’s memorized Ollie’s schedule and knows that he’ll appear... (full context)
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Makani ignores Darby and walks toward Ollie, who has just reentered the school. With her dark... (full context)
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After school, Darby drops Makani off at Grandma Young’s house. Makani enters the house and finds Grandma Young on the... (full context)
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There are no messages from home in Makani’s phone, though she prefers this to the hate messages she used to get. Only people... (full context)
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Another thing Makani and Grandma Young have in common is that they both committed an “unspeakable mistake.” Last... (full context)
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Makani thinks back to last July, on the one-year anniversary of Grandaddy Young’s death. Slipping back... (full context)
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Makani completes her shopping without speaking to Ollie. She exits the store and starts loading everything... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie stand close to each other. Makani asks about the book Ollie is reading.... (full context)
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...his brother and lack of money. He’s been working at Greeley’s for four years now. Makani wishes she could have a job, but her parents insist that her only job is... (full context)
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Makani admits that her parents are only using Grandma Young as an excuse to send her... (full context)
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For a week, Makani thinks of nothing but Ollie. She begs Grandma Young to let her go shopping on... (full context)
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On the fifth Wednesday, Ollie and Makani drive to the middle of a cornfield and have sex. Darby asks Makani if she’s... (full context)
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Back in the present, Makani continues to check her phone for messages, though she knows there won’t be any. The... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Makani feels on edge as she helps Grandma Young cook dinner that night. They’re making a... (full context)
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Makani walks to the kitchen and asks who the sender it. She receives an instant response:... (full context)
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Makani returns to the dining room table, but Grandma Young isn’t fooled: she knows Makani wasn’t... (full context)
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Later that night, after Grandma Young has gone to sleep, Makani retires to her bedroom and texts Ollie to see if he can talk. She’s nervous... (full context)
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Makani checks her phone again. There’s still no response from Ollie, and it’s getting late. Just... (full context)
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Suddenly Makani’s phone dings. She lunges toward it but groans when she sees it’s only Alex, who... (full context)
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Makani asks Ollie how he got her number. He sounds embarrassed as he admits that his... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Makani and Ollie talk on the phone for hours. She’s relieved that he hasn’t found out... (full context)
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Ollie asks how Makani’s mother ended up in Hawaii. Makani explains that her mother left Nebraska the day after... (full context)
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At school the next day, Makani sits with Alex and Darby in Darby’s car and talk about the new developments with... (full context)
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...They let him in. Everyone stares, and Ollie starts to blush. For the first time, Makani realizes that Ollie’s loner personality isn’t an act of rebellion—it’s an attempt to hide his... (full context)
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...Pilger, the whole department was at the scene of the crime only an hour later. Makani cringes at Alex’s tastelessness as she asks if the rumors about the smiley face slashes... (full context)
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...up a fight. It’s unclear whether Haley’s killer was a stranger or someone she knew. Makani asks Ollie how he knows so much about the case if Chris doesn’t discuss work... (full context)
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Ollie joins Makani and her friends at lunch, prompting curious looks from the other students in the cafeteria.... (full context)
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Makani parts ways with Ollie and rejoins her friends. She asks Alex, who has a crush... (full context)
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Makani angrily defends Ollie. She says it’s unfair to judge someone who suffered a tragedy and... (full context)
Chapter 6
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After school, Ollie holds open the door of the Crown Vic for Makani. She jokes about feeling like she’s done something bad. Ollie jokes back that this is... (full context)
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Attempting to flirt, Makani asks Ollie if he has done something bad. He says he has. She says that... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie are both free that afternoon, so Ollie asks if Makani wants to hang... (full context)
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Just then, Grandma Young’s booming, angry voice interrupts Ollie and Makani’s conversation. She’s standing on the porch, hands on her hips. Makani exits the car. Grandma... (full context)
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Inside, Grandma Young’s old-fashioned kitchen and hospitality mortify Makani, but Ollie seems to get along with Grandma Young just fine. They move to the... (full context)
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Outside, Makani compliments Ollie on his ability to lie. She asks where they’re really going. Ollie says... (full context)
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Makani is confused—she thought they were going to the beach. “The ocean,” Ollie corrects. He knows... (full context)
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Makani joins Ollie in the car. Ollie says his manager called to say they need him... (full context)
Chapter 8
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The police officers are interviewing kids alphabetically, so Makani Young will be one of the last. When Darby returns to physics class after his... (full context)
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...Dixon for two years. Maybe, Alex offers mischievously, Lauren found out and killed them both. Makani thinks about Lauren. When she’d first moved to Nebraska, Lauren asked “what” Makani was, then... (full context)
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...love triangle with the victims. Alex thinks Buddy is too dumb to be a killer. Makani wants to leave the room and notices David staring at her. He asks if she’s... (full context)
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Makani wonders aloud whether there’s no secret reason why the killer chose Haley and Matt. Maybe... (full context)
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The police call for Makani during the last period of the day. Makani meets the police officer in the hallway.... (full context)
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Chris gets down to business, asking Makani if she knew the victims or had witnessed any altercations they’d had with other students.... (full context)
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Chris dismisses Makani. Makani leaves the interview room, runs to the bathroom, and breaks down in tears. He... (full context)
Chapter 9
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The reporters gathered outside the school pounce on Makani and Ollie as they exit the building, demanding to know if they knew the victims... (full context)
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Ollie’s house is an old Victorian Gothic Revival. If Makani believed in ghosts, she’d think it was haunted. She can feel the weight of painful... (full context)
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Ollie offers Makani a frozen burrito. She longs for a bowl of saimin, a noodle dish popular in... (full context)
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Makani notices a thick, brown envelope on the table and knows that it’s one of Chris’s... (full context)
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Ollie hands Makani the burrito on a plate and invites her upstairs to his bedroom. Unlike the rest... (full context)
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Ollie tells Makani that he’s never had a girlfriend before her, though he has had sex before. He’ll... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...were popular, he argues, and he’s the opposite of that. Chris is unamused. He asks Makani if her grandmother knows that she’s here. Makani wants to lie, but Chris is a... (full context)
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Later that night, Makani is finishing up loading the dishwasher. Grandma Young doesn’t know that Makani was at Ollie’s... (full context)
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Makani is angry and insulted by her friends talking about her behind her back. She also... (full context)
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Makani has trouble sleeping that night. The next morning, she ignores apology texts from Alex and... (full context)
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...over that afternoon. They hang out in the living room, since Grandma Young won’t let Makani hang out with boys in her bedroom. Ollie and Grandma Young work on the jigsaw... (full context)
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...a “friend of the victims,” but Ollie scoffs and admits that Caleb hardly knew them. Makani tells Grandma Young that she should turn off the news, since it’s not even telling... (full context)
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...to be one of those guys, but he’s not anymore. He feels bad about giving Makani a hard time the other day. He was being stupid. (full context)
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...odd. Rodrigo turns the chair around and puts his headphones back on. He wonders if Makani told Alex what he’d said. He thinks she’s smart and sexy and great, if not... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...pancakes for breakfast that morning, which is a more elaborate breakfast than she usually makes. Makani knows it’s because it occupies her mind in a world that feels increasingly uncontrollable. (full context)
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Makani thinks about Rodrigo. There are rumors that he was the latest victim, but nobody knows... (full context)
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Ollie calls Makani around noon. Chris is making him help out at the police station until his afternoon... (full context)
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Makani’s phone buzzes. It’s Darby. He tells Makani that he and Alex are going in to... (full context)
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Makani wonders if anyone back home has heard about the murders. Then she thinks about Jasmine.... (full context)
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The sky is overcast when Grandma Young and Makani reach the Feed ‘N’ Seed. People speak to each other in low voices, but it’s... (full context)
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...snow. Because school is cancelled, nobody has left any mementos for Rodrigo at the memorial. Makani thinks this is awful. Later that evening, everyone receives another round of messages informing them... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...Osborne High reopens, only half the students attend class. Grandma Young didn’t want to send Makani, but she received a last-minute appointment to see a sleep specialist in Omaha and doesn’t... (full context)
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...that Sweeney Todd has been cancelled out of respect for the victims and their families. Makani fixates on Rodrigo’s empty seat in physics class. David sits beside the empty seat, looking... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie sit together at lunch. Nobody sits with them. Makani thinks about the sensationalized... (full context)
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Just then, Makani receives a text. Hearing the notification ding reminds Ollie of something Chris said about Rodrigo’s... (full context)
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...group prayer—a common occurrence here in Osborne, but something that never happened back in Hawaii. Makani hates the group prayers. She thinks Caleb and his friends are preachy. And while Makani... (full context)
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...thinks Rosemarie should watch her back—the killer seems to target talented students. Ollie’s observation upsets Makani, but only because she doesn’t want other students to overhear and judge him. Just then,... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Makani and Ollie leave Ollie’s car at school so he can make a sneaky exit if... (full context)
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Makani goes downstairs to get a drink of water. She freezes when she notices that the... (full context)
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Makani returns to the kitchen. She places her water cup on the counter and grabs a... (full context)
Chapter 15
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Makani screams. The killer drops his large, double-edged knife to the floor. Makani can’t make out... (full context)
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Ollie hangs up the phone. The police are on their way. He and Makani tend to Grandma Young. Makani wraps a towel around her arm, which is bleeding badly.... (full context)
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The paramedics and police officers arrive. Makani and Grandma Young ride to the hospital in an ambulance. At the hospital, Grandma Young... (full context)
Chapter 16
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The surgeon tells Makani that Grandma Young will be okay. Luckily, David’s knife missed her aorta. However, she’ll have... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani retreat to the waiting room while Chris stays behind to ask Grandma Young some questions.... (full context)
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...because he resented feeling invisible. What still troubles Ollie, though, is why David would target Makani. Makani panics. She knows she needs to tell Ollie about the incident in Hawaii. But... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...house.  The light creates only the illusion of safety, but it’s better than nothing. Later, Makani lies in Ollie’s bed, struggling to fall asleep. Chris gave Ollie the choice of sleeping... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani head down to the kitchen the next morning. Chris is making breakfast. They sit down... (full context)
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Chris makes plans to drive Ollie and Makani to Grandma Young’s house so Makani can pick up some clothes and other essentials. After... (full context)
Chapter 18
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Ollie and Makani return to the hospital, where Grandma Young is arguing with somebody on the phone. Grandma... (full context)
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Makani’s mother calls her at noon. She reacts defensively when Makani asks her where she was... (full context)
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Ollie and Grandma Young have been listening in on Makani’s conversation. Grandma Young gives Ollie some cash and tells him to get them some food... (full context)
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Makani hears Alex and Darby in the hallway, applauding Ollie for saving Makani. They run into... (full context)
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In the waiting room, Makani and her friends eat their doughnuts and catch up. They keep getting into giggling fits... (full context)
Chapter 19
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The story flashes back to Makani’s traumatic experience in Hawaii. Makani is fast asleep when Gabrielle Cruz and Kayla Lum enter... (full context)
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Makani’s kidnappers force her into the swim captain’s open-air Jeep. Gabrielle drives, swerving intentionally as Makani... (full context)
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Makani’s kidnappers remove her blindfold, and she sees the whole team assembled before her. Jasmine is... (full context)
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...begin. The veterans take markers and write insults on the rookies’ foreheads: “SLUT, NYMPHO, WHORE.” Makani is “BITCH.” The veterans tell the rookies that if they respond to a different name... (full context)
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Jasmine grabs Makani’s arm and asks if she’s okay. But Makani is still furious with Jasmine for betraying... (full context)
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Makani’s determination to beat Jasmine motivates her to push through all the humiliating games. She hears... (full context)
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Makani sees that Jasmine is also sick to her stomach. Determined not to lose, Makani tricks... (full context)
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During the final round of games, someone splashes an open bottle of Tabasco at Makani’s eyes. The pain is excruciating. Makani spots a bottle of water in the sand nearby,... (full context)
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Back in the present, Makani finishes telling her story. She describes the immense shame she felt holding Jasmine’s detached ponytail... (full context)
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The police eventually dropped the charges, but Makani’s school suspended her and all her friends stopped talking to her, including her then-boyfriend, Jason,... (full context)
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Makani is convinced that David Ware is targeting her because he found out about the incident.... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie return to Grandma Young’s room. Grandma Young is out having some tests done,... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Outside, Makani, Darby, and Ollie catch up with Zachary. They try to tell Zachary that he might... (full context)
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...Darby assumes the band doesn’t have any funeral repertoire. The music is awkward and awful; Makani thinks it would have been better if the band played nothing. The crowd moves forward,... (full context)
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After the memorial is over, Makani and Ollie part ways with Darby and Alex. The sun is setting. Ollie seems distant.... (full context)
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...why he hates Sonic. Afterward, Ollie got psychiatric help. He stopped drinking and doing drugs. Makani asks Ollie if he’s ever used or sold any harder drugs. He hasn’t—that rumor isn’t... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani kiss as they wait for Chris in the Greeley’s parking lot. It feels strange but... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie remember the moving shadow. They realize that if Caleb is dead, it means... (full context)
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After Makani and Ollie give statements to the police at Greeley’s, Chris drives them back to the... (full context)
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On the way to the hospital, Makani remembers something: Katie Kurtzman had texted her this morning wanting to talk. Makani had thought... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani arrive at Grandma Young’s room hospital room. She’s asleep and heavily sedated. A TV in... (full context)
Chapter 25
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It’s the eve of All Hallows’ Eve. Chris picks up Makani and Ollie from the hospital early in the morning to drive them back to the... (full context)
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Back at the Larsson house, Makani and Ollie seek shelter from the cold autumn air by bundling in sleeping bags on... (full context)
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...needs to go to Troy, where David was last seen, so he and Ollie and Makani leave in separate cars. Later, when Ollie turns on to the highway to drive to... (full context)
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Just then, Makani gets a call from Alex. Her parents are making her play with the marching band... (full context)
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Makani and Ollie reach the football stadium around dusk. It’s packed. Bright lights illuminate the stands... (full context)
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...parking lot and thoroughly investigate their surroundings. Once they’re satisfied that the coast is clear, Makani breaks the silence to say that she’s tired of waiting around for David. They need... (full context)
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...side of Osborne. They think he’s headed to the stadium to conduct a “blitz attack.” Makani doesn’t think that sounds like something David would do. The group decides to take things... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Makani and her friends speed down the highway toward Rosemarie’s farm. Back at the farm, a... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Makani and her friends finally see the faint outline of Rosemarie’s farm in the distance. Ollie... (full context)
Chapter 27
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Ollie’s police cruiser shines a bright spotlight on David and Rosemarie. Makani jumps out of the car as David aims his knife at Rosemarie’s throat. Alex screams,... (full context)
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Makani and her friends encounter some maze goers. For a startled moment, she thinks she sees... (full context)
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Just when it seems that Makani and Darby have lost track of David and Ollie, Makani finds them in the middle... (full context)
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Ollie appears behind Makani and hugs her close. Darby steps between David and Makani and Ollie, while David looks... (full context)
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Makani screams. A group of tweens emerge from around the corner, but Brooke herds them back... (full context)
Chapter 28
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Makani ducks, and David’s knife hits a pumpkin behind her. She runs, and David chases her.... (full context)
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Makani turns around and sees David poised at the edge of the pit, waiting to see... (full context)
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As Makani stands above David, she finally understands his motive. All of David’s victims were preparing to... (full context)
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Makani thinks about Makani’s mother. She used to be ambitious and had plans to see the... (full context)
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Makani realizes that David has wanted to get caught all along because he knows they’ll take... (full context)
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Suddenly, David interrupts Makani’s thoughts, violently grabbing at her legs. But Makani is too fast. She stabs David in... (full context)
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Chris and Officer Bev run toward Makani. Chris asks where Ollie is, and Makani points toward where she left his body. Darby... (full context)