The Bridge (Google eBook)

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Tundra, Oct 9, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction
40 Reviews

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

  

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The artwork is just incredible. - Goodreads
But characterisation weak. - Goodreads
This is definitely more plot driven then anything else. - Goodreads
The plot was also not satisfying. - LibraryThing
The ending is left as being rather open. - LibraryThing

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The Bridge, - a war between the hostiles and the city, separated by a bridge... Ratings Personal Enjoyment: 3.5/5 General Quality: 3.3/5 Enjoyment is purely what it says - even if the writing contains ... Read full review

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It's that central necessity of a book to have an engaging narrator, who could be endearing, witty, smarmy, charming, belligerent, or shockingly honest. "We read to know we are not alone," they say ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
13
Section 4
22
Section 5
29
Section 6
36
Section 7
43
Section 8
51
Section 25
172
Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
228
Section 32
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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About the author (2012)

Jane Higgins was born in New Zealand. She has degrees in mathematics and anthropology and has worked on many human rights campaigns. She is a senior research fellow at Lincoln University and her specialty is youth studies. Jane lives in Christchurch. The Bridge is her first novel.

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