Review Blog

Aug 12 2011

The Bridge by Jane Higgins

cover image

The Text Publishing Company, 2011. ISBN 9781921758331.
(Ages 13+) Nik has always wanted to join the ISIS, but the problem is that it's not that simple. You can't just join; they have to pick you. The ISIS are the brains behind the army on the Cityside, fighting the war against the Hostiles on the Southside on the other side of the river. When the day finally comes, the day Nik has waited for his whole life, they don't pick him. Nik is desperate for answers, the ISIS pick the smartest people in the school usually and Nik is one of the smartest people in his year. Then the school gets bombed and so much is lost in the attack. Nik losses his best friend Lou. Lou's sister Fyffe and brother Sol are devastated by the loss of their brother and Fyffe, Sol, Jono, Dash and Nik also lose their friend Bella. The city has become unsafe, the Hostiles have taken the bridges and now control who goes in and out of the city. As a group they decide to leave the city to take Fyffe and Sol home, but it all goes wrong when Sol is taken by the Hostiles so to save him Nik, along with Fyffe, leave Dash and Jono behind and go across the bridge.
This book is amazing. I just could not put it down. I had to keep reading. The book just pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading. I would highly recommend this book, it has adventure and danger and it truly shows you how far friends and family will go for each other.
Tahlia Kennewell (Student)

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA shortlists 2017
2017 ABIA longlist
The Stella Prize shortlist for 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
Reading Children's book prize shortlist
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates