Brooke is a main character in The Fear, The Dead and The Hunted. But she also appears in The Enemy, The Fallen and The End; making her one of the most prominent characters in the series. She also plays a vital role in the entire series as she is the one to warn Blue and Maxie about David lying to them and brought them to the Natural History Museum.
Before the disease Edit
Not much is known about Brooke's life before the disease broke out but it is mentioned that she (along with her best friends; Aleisha and Courtney) was on a school trip to Bilbao, Spain when the disease started and she originally came from London. She also had a close relationship with her mother and thinks about her often during The Dead, it is mentioned that her mother died of cancer several years before the disease.
Brooke was one of three girls who are aboard Greg's coach. She seemed to get off to a bad start with Jack, mistaking his birthmark as a scar. However when Greg turns, like the rest of the kids, she alongside Jack and his friends fled, without Ed and an unconscious Piers, the latter was left behind by Ed after four other adults gained access to the coach and he's eaten.
Brooke makes it to the Imperial War Museum and quickly after being introduced, DogNut, a member of the Museum crew, attempts to flirt with her. He is rejected quickly.
After the fire and the battle at Lambeth Bridge, she makes it to the Natural History Museum with Justin and other kids at the end of The Dead.
The Fear Edit
Brooke first appears in The Fear when DogNut and his group arrives to find her, at first he doesn't recognise her because her blonde hair had faded into her natural brown hair. She agrees to go with DogNut and his group back to The Tower before being attacked by Gym Bunnies at Green Park, resulting in the deaths of DogNut and Courtney. She is rescued by the Holloway Crew and taken to Buckingham Palace, later revealing her to be the girl in the bandages who warns Blue and Maxie about David being a liar and who told them about the Natural History Museum, as described in The Enemy.
She had blonde hair in her first known appearance in The Dead but it is revealed her hair was dyed in The Fear and she naturally has brown hair.
She was described by Maxie in The Fallen as being around the same age and height as her.
In The Fear, she was also described as being thin - something Courtney was envious of - and her bones could be visible after she left Buckingham Palace in The Enemy/The Fallen. This is further explained in The Hunted when Macca complains about being sat next to Brooke because she was almost a pile of bones.
In the attack by Green Park, she was cut by the Gym Bunnies leader and now wears a scar across her forehead which is covered in swellings and bruises.
Her age is never mentioned throughout the series but in a Twitter post by Charlie Higson, it is revealed that she was fifteen by The End which would make her around thirteen or fourteen during her first appearance in The Dead.
Brooke is commonly seen as being self-centred and rude, but she does have a softer side. She knows right from wrong, such as when David King shot one of the kids blocking the road, she told Justin to drive on without David or his group. She also has a motherly instinct and takes care of the younger kids at the Natural History Museum.
Ed and Brooke began their relationship rather romantically interested in each other. The two shared a kiss in the back of the Tesco truck. After returning from his short journey which both Bam and Jack died as well as Ed obtaining his scar, Brooke seemed to be rather scared of his scar. As she told DogNut and Courtney when they reunited in The Fear, she had mixed emotions about him. Although when Brooke and Ed are reunited in The Fallen, she kisses him and shows him her scar, she tells him what had happened to DogNut and the others. They just stand there in each others arms for a long time. During The Hunted, she goes with Ed to find Ella, and they consult each other multiple times. She cries after Macca dies and Ed holds her, after running away from the sickos and meeting up with Sophie's group Ed hugs her. In The End, at the end of the book they walk away from the battle, hand in hand. It is heavily implied they began a relationship.
Aleisha (along with Courtney) was one of Brooke's best friends long before the sickness came and Brooke had a deep love for her. When she finds out that Aleisha didn't make it in The Fear, she is deeply upset and hugs Courtney tightly.
Courtney, Brooke and Aleisha were all best friends for a long time before the sickness. The trio had described themselves as Brooke being the bossy dad, Aleisha being the working mum and Courtney, the moody teenager. When they finally reunite again in The Fear, Brooke is overjoyed to be with Courtney again. However, as Brooke left the Natural History Museum with DogNut's group as they head out back to the Tower, Courtney was killed and DogNut. Brooke seemed to have sunk into deep depression which is explained in her thoughts.
At first, Brooke and DogNut's relationship started out as DogNut having a crush on Brooke and her rejecting him, but they later became somewhat friends. It isn't until DogNut is dying in her arms in The Fear when Brooke realises how much she actually loves him and later admits that they could've been more than friends.
Macca and Brooke's relationship started out as the pair mostly bickering and calling each other names during The Hunted. As a joke, Brooke proclaims she has a crush on him, which stops him from calling her names. After Macca was attacked by a sicko, Brooke never left his side and was deeply affected by his death, unable to properly tell Ed that Macca had died.
The relationship between Achilleus and Brooke began with the pair mostly making sarcastic remarks towards one another but they eventually find a mutual understanding between them about the loss they've both experienced and their battle scars.