The Bridge

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Text Publishing Company, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 344 pages
30 Reviews
Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing, 2010 and winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Readers' Choice Award 2012.

Imagine the Tomorrow series meets The Hunger Games, in a divided city where danger is real and friendship is everything.

The city is at war. Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation. They're hungry to cross the river. Cityside, ISIS is in charge. Its job - keep the hostiles at bay.

ISIS recruits only the best for its elite command. Nik is smart. Very smart.

So why does ISIS reject him?

Before he can find out, his school is bombed. The hostiles take the bridges, and they've kidnapped Fyffe's brother Sol.

Now Nik is on the run.

And Fyffe is going with him.

Across the bridge.

'The Bridge, is brilliant. Every sentence is skillfully crafted, with just enough left unsaid that the reader is always hungry for more...This is a breathtaking first novel.' Junior Bookseller and Publisher

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The artwork is just incredible. - Goodreads
But characterisation weak. - Goodreads
The plot was also not satisfying. - LibraryThing
The ending is left as being rather open. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Book Master - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Alastair Crawford - Goodreads

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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About the author (2011)

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 Univeristy specialising in youth studies. Jane lives in Christchurch with her husband. The Bridge is her first novel.

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