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The Bridge - Jane Higgins

The Bridge

By: Jane Higgins

Paperback | 1 August 2011 | Edition Number 1

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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.

About the Author

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.
Industry Reviews
`[A] captivating tale of friendship and loyalty.' * Australian Women's Weekly *
`Taut adventure, high-stakes, big emotion, individual heroism and no less than the possible end of the world. That's how I like my fiction served! A fantastic read and I predict a big winner for Text.' * ABC Brisbane *
`I've been swamped in dystopian young adult books this year. Many are rubbish-predictable, preachy or simply not believable. The Bridge is none of those things.' * Sunday Star Times *
`The Text Prize is going from strength to strength, as the publisher continues to choose winners that push the boundaries of young adult fiction. The latest winner, 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 & Publisher *
`Higgins threads the turns and twists of chaotic times with a sure hand...Higgins' control of the development of her characters is admirable: Fyffe, a dreamer girl, grows into her strengths, Nik learns that the past shapes our future and that heroism and hope as well as fear and savagery can reside on both sides of conflict...I'm sure many readers would wish to learn more of Nik's path in life to come.' * Magpies *
`If you loved Suzanna Collins' The Hunger Games series and John Marsden's Tomorrow series, chances are you'll love this'. * Girlfriend NZ *
`The Bridge shows how hard it can be to tell right from wrong, especially in the face of war. This page-turner and first novel is well placed for a sequel.' * Weekend Australian *
`Winner of the Text Prize, this is a powerful dystopian adventure about questioning authority, the complexities of war and enduring bonds.' -- Fran Atkinson * Saturday Age/Sydney Morning Herald *
`A brilliant novel with echoes of John Wyndham's The Chrysalids, its young protagonists show heart in a world of despair.' * West Australian *

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