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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

The Bridge by Jack Higgins

Winner of the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

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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August 18, 2011 - Posted by | Adventure | , ,

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