Brenda is one of Finch’s best friends. She’s overweight and wears her hair in bright colors. She’s overprotective of Finch because she sees him as a “gentleman,” and she’s concerned throughout the novel that no boy is going to love her for who she actually is. At various points, Brenda kisses Roamer, whom she acknowledges is a jerk but whom she’s loved for years anyway. Brenda is Finch’s go-to for fashion advice, and she skips school to go to Goodwill with him when he invents his “badass Finch” persona. After Finch runs away, Brenda also befriends Violet and agrees to work on Germ with her. But disturbingly for Violet, Brenda, like almost everyone else, isn’t concerned that Finch has disappeared. By the end of the novel, after Finch commits suicide, Brenda and Violet are close friends.