I sound like Ice-T when I say bro. -Howie
Howie Gertson is Jasper Dent's best friend in the I Hunt Killers Series. Besides being only person that stood by Jazz after the whole Billy ordeal, Howie is also a Type A Hemophilic. He's funny, witty, quirky, and stubborn.
Howie is very tall and gangly, with almost rope-like limbs. Jasper has described Howie as, " looking like a skeleton" due to Howie's skinniness and tallness. Howie has brown hair and brown eyes, and is said to be fair skinned/pale. Howie is considerably taller than Jasper is.
Howie has a positive personality, and is upbeat in the face of everything that he seems to meet. He is supportive of Jazz and Connie, and is a "good guy." He acts like a horn-dog sometimes, and doesn't have a filter between his brain and what he says, but overall, he's a positive and funny guy who enjoys life at its fullest. He is likable, though, for some reason, he can't get dates. He heavily contrasts against Jasper's personality, and so, the two balance each other out. Howie is funny, quirky, witty, and protective of his friend. Commonly using slang, Howie is your un-stereotypical, yet stereotypical, teenager.
Howie is a type A hemophilic.
Hemophilia (heem-o-FILL-ee-ah) is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time than others after an injury. You also may bleed inside your body (internally), especially in your knees, ankles, and elbows. This bleeding can damage your organs and tissues and may be life threatening. (google.com)
Despite his condition, Howie is bright spirited, and tries to be as careful as he possibly can though he doesn't let his condition rule his life. His parents are overruling sometimes, though Howie understands why.
- Howie drives an electric blue Honda