There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Zachary Loup Character Analysis

Zachary Loup is a student at Osborne High. He’s constantly smoking marijuana, and he can be a bit of a bully. When Katie Kurtzman kindly but firmly rejects Zachary’s attempts to hit on her, he aggressively berates her. Makani and her friends initially believe that Zachary could be one of David Ware’s next victims—at this point, they erroneously believe that David is targeting bullies, though this turns out not to be the case.
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Zachary Loup Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Zachary Loup 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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...upset Makani, though she knows that they’re only gossip. People are also spreading rumors about Zachary Loup, the school’s underachiever, who’s also a real jerk. Most students think Haley’s family members... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...says she just wishes they could talk about something else. Meanwhile, rumors about Ollie and Zachary have gained traction, given that both boys had gotten into altercations involving Matt in the... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...could be on David’s list—who else has a secret they’re ashamed of. They decide that Zachary Loup might be a target, since he can be a real jerk. Ollie calls Chris... (full context)
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...since they don’t want the town to panic. They did have an officer confirm that Zachary is safe at home with his mom’s boyfriend. Makani texts Darby and Alex the news.... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Zachary Loup is stoned. He’s only at the memorial to avoid being with his mom’s boyfriend.... (full context)
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Zachary considers David. He and David had been neighbors and playmates when they were young children.... (full context)
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Zachary gets a text from his mother, Amber. One of Amber’s coworkers saw Zachary at the... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Zachary walks through the procession. Katie Kurtzman, the pretty girl from earlier, walks in front of... (full context)
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When Zachary senses Katie’s not interested, he says “fuck you,” loudly. Maybe Katie isn’t as nice as... (full context)
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Outside, Makani, Darby, and Ollie catch up with Zachary. They try to tell Zachary that he might be in danger, but Zachary’s having none... (full context)
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...if the band played nothing. The crowd moves forward, along with Makani, her friends, and Zachary. (full context)
Chapter 23
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...heads downstairs to work on her University of Southern California entrance essay. She thinks about Zachary. He’s a jerk, but she has a soft spot for him and thinks he’s smart.... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...other room. Makani can’t believe they were wrong about David going after Caleb instead of Zachary. Ollie’s beginning to think David isn’t targeting bullies. Makani agrees, but neither of them can... (full context)