There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Brooke is Haley Whitehall’s best friend and the stage manager for Osborne High. Haley talks to Brooke on the phone the night before her murder. Brooke isn’t a particularly important character, but she plays a critical role toward the end of the book—she temporarily subdues David Ware in the Martin Family Fun Corn Maze by throwing a bucket of fake blood at him.
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Brooke Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Brooke appears in There’s Someone Inside Your House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...and she wonders who could’ve left it there. Haley’s phone rings. It’s her best friend Brooke. They gossip and complain about their high school’s musical, Sweeney Todd. Ms. Colfax, their high... (full context)
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Brooke asks Haley if Jonathan, Shayna’s boyfriend, is doing any better today. Jonathan is playing Sweeney... (full context)
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As Brooke complains about her stage manager duties, Haley eats a sandwich in the kitchen and stares... (full context)
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Brooke accuses Haley of not listening to her. Haley mumbles an apology and makes an excuse... (full context)
Chapter 2
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...though everyone agrees that it’s pretty unlikely. Alex thinks it’s suspicious that Haley’s best friend Brooke didn’t come to school today. Darby impatiently reminds Alex that Brooke is in mourning. (full context)
Chapter 27
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...crash into her face. She licks her lips—corn syrup. She looks behind her and sees Brooke holding an empty bucket. (full context)
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Makani screams. A group of tweens emerge from around the corner, but Brooke herds them back the way they came before David can get to them. David sets... (full context)