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The Bridge

Higgins, Jane (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Bridge
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The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. nbsp; Nik is still in high school but is destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn't chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. nbsp; But Nik is on the run, with Sol's sister Fyffe and ISIS hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he had never dared to ask. nbsp; The Bridge is a gritty adventure set in a future world where fear of outsiders pervades everything. A heart-stopping novel about friendship, identity, and courage from an exciting new voice in young-adult fiction.
Authors: Higgins, Jane
Title: The bridge
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2012.
Characteristics: 341 p. :,map ;,20 cm.
ISBN: 1770494375
9781770494374
Statement of Responsibility: Jane Higgins
Subject Headings: Friendship Fiction. War Fiction. Survival Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Friendship
War
Survival
LCCN: 2012930536
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Dec 24, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I wish I'd written Reynje's Goodreads review for The Bridge.
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Seriously. Other than the fact that I found the characters and story somewhat more compelling than she did, she says everything I might have hoped to.
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Those of you who are used to my verbose reviews in which I say things like, The Bridge is "an intensely thought-provoking novel that tackles head on the issues of war, propaganda, racism and class distinction, and the way political and religious ideology play into conflict," will find this one much more concise than my usual.
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Only, don't stop reading now. Follow this link and go see what she has to say about it, then (I hope) you'll find yourself intrigued enough to go read the book.
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/192726733

Jan 17, 2013
  • tigerlittle2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a very good book, although predictable in some aspects.

Dec 16, 2012
  • H21841256 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I completely agree with you pask! It was a great read, I can't wait for the second one to come out!

Aug 30, 2011
  • pask rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a good book no wonder it won a prize.

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