The Story of Tom Brennan

by

J. C. Burke

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Brianna Character Analysis

Brianna becomes Kylie's best friend in Coghill. Tom never speaks to her directly, but Rory and Jimmy explain that Brianna and her group of friends are troublemakers and should be treated with caution. Brianna helps Kylie prepare for her speech in which she tells her entire class about what happened to the Brennans in Mumbilli.
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Brianna Character Timeline in The Story of Tom Brennan

The timeline below shows where the character Brianna appears in The Story of Tom Brennan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Four
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...Tom mutters and asks where Kylie is. Dad says she's out with a new friend, Brianna Henderson. Gran whispers that Brianna's family is Anglican, but they seem nice. She and Dad... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...cigarette out the window. Kylie says that she called her best friend from Mumbilli from Brianna's house and admits that she told Brianna everything about what happened. Tom curses and yells... (full context)
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...hasn't replied. Rory and Tom discuss tryouts one afternoon, and Rory notes that Kylie and Brianna are friends now. He tells Tom to warn Kylie about her, as Brianna and her... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...returns, saying that Dad will eat later with Mum and that Kylie is out with Brianna. She serves up soggy meatloaf and Tom stirs it around, thinking that Kylie is certainly... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...he doesn't like a meal. When Tom asks, Gran explains that Kylie stayed over at Brianna's to prepare for a presentation she's giving on Friday. (full context)
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...at her when she talks to Tom. After she passes them, they notice Kylie and Brianna. Rory insists that Brianna looks like she's up to something. (full context)