The Bridge

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Text Publishing Company, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 344 pages
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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.

Nik is still in high school but 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'd 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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User Review  - BornBookish - LibraryThing

I donít really have any strong feelings about this book. I mostly feel indifferent. The book is told from the perspective of main character, Nik, whom I thought was a girl for the first few pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - icedream - LibraryThing

I really enjoying this story. I am a huge fan of post-apocalyptic novels but so many are just sequels-in-waiting and they all begin to run together. I sincerely hope this author leaves this ending ... 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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