The Bridge

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

Book 1, Southside Novels 

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

Review: The Bridge (Southside novels #1)

User Review  - Lectus - Goodreads

I really don't know why I keep trying dystopia. They are so... repetitive. In the years I've been reading them, I've come to know their lines, plot, and endings by heart. The only thing that changes ... Read full review

Review: The Bridge (Southside novels #1)

User Review  - Chris Yee - Goodreads

I took this to re-read before moving onto Havoc to refresh my memory of Southside, and even on the return flight back from Dunedin, passengers had departed as I closed on the last chapter. Gritty ... 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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