The Story of Tom Brennan

by

J. C. Burke

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Brad Wiseman Character Analysis

Brad is one of Tom's rugby teammates at Bennie's. He's very tall, large, and known for his epic belly flops in the Coghill pool. Brad also has a habit of hungrily checking out girls, though the other guys often joke about Brad's inability to get a girlfriend. He's one of Tom's loudest supporters during the rugby match with St. John's.
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Brad Wiseman Character Timeline in The Story of Tom Brennan

The timeline below shows where the character Brad Wiseman appears in The Story of Tom Brennan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Six
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...feels free and light as Rory, Jimmy, and Soupe, two other rugby players, join him. Brad Wiseman, a tall and heavy rugby player, belly flops into the pool to cheers from... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...Davin, who apparently had sex with so many girls that he fell asleep during practice. Brad joins Rory, Jimmy, and Tom and laughs about Davin. Rory points to Chrissy walking by... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...When she finally does, Tom insists that he's fine. After school, Tom, Rory, Jimmy, and Brad go to Burger King. They talk about jail; Jimmy's cousin is also in jail, but... (full context)
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...Saturday. The night before, Tom goes out to see a movie with Rory, Jimmy, and Brad. They see Chrissy there with Davin, and Brad explains that Davin can have any girl... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...see that some of the Bennie's girls came too. They play superbly and win 22-5. Brad and Tonelli lift Tom onto their shoulders and Tom grins the entire way back to... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...play, Tom hears "killer" and "Brennan" from the St. John's team. He staggers backwards as Brad curses and lunges forward. Bennie's loses, but they celebrate like they won. Tom walks away,... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...Tom does his best to stay out of her way. He hangs out with Rory, Brad, and Jimmy at the pool. He feels bad about not telling them about the swimming... (full context)