Tom Brennan

Topics: Family / Pages: 5 (1071 words) / Published: Nov 21st, 2013
The Story of Tom Brennan: J C Bourke Main Character: Tom Brennan
Issues/ conflicts
Character qualities
Mother’s illness

Evidence/ incident p/3 ‘Since Daniel had gone, Mum hadn’t eaten at the table once.’ p/11 ‘Mum’s bent head revealed grey roots bleeding into her dark hair.’ p/49 ‘Maybe dad was telling the truth ... maybe she was waiting to hear how my first day went. .. How could she under all those covers?’ p/83 I could see Mum sitting on the bed probably planning her 25th attempt at coming back to life .. she was so different these days so fragile’ p/154 Kath reads the riot act with what Tess (mum) is allowed to get away with. Mum much better p/216
Trying to save his brother

Evidence / incident p/42 I pushed my way to Fin , so he could help me, tell me what Daniel was going on about.’ p/44 ‘i wasn’t going to let him get off that easily. Not like Mum and Dad.’ p/159 Organising a birthday present for Daniel p179 scrapbook pleases Daniel p197 Brendan and I shared Daniel
Beginning in a new community

Evidence/ incident p/ 6 ‘Just living in Coghill was too close. ...I would have left this dump quick smart.’ p/7 ‘..stuck in a place I didn’t want to be’ p/16 ‘Did they know about us ? and if they did how would it be any different here? p/17 ‘That’s the kind of tragic town this was’ p/21 Coghill was spoilt, and it made me hate it all the more.’ p/22 ‘ ... reminded me I was an outsider.’ p/27 nervous start to new school Getting fit with Brendan climbing the mountain and regains his appetite chap10 developing relationship with Chrissy chap10 and p/183 p/184 Chatting about Daniel’s situation with Tom’s new mates P178 Kylie’s public speaking I’d be a liar if I said an enormous weight hadn’t lifted off my shoulders. It had. I felt lighter. I no longer had the burden of carrying a secret. p/203 out to dinner with chrissy after being starkers in the shower.

Living with Grandmother

Evidence/ incident p/5 ‘We were here..

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