Book review: The Bridge by Jane Higgins

This book is in bookshops now and is a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

I hope this author writes more books because this was an action packed adventure that kept me guessing the whole time!

It is a fantasy adventure novel about a city at war. There are two sides in the city, Cityside and Southside and they are separated by a river. Both sides want to be in control. When the Southside bomb the Cityside, Fyffe’s brother is kidnapped and the adventure begins.

The story centres on two teenage friends, Nik and Fyffe who go over the bridge to the Southside to look for Fyffe’s brother Sol after he has been kidnapped. Nik and Fyffe had always been told the Southside was full of danger and the people were evil and cruel. As the adventure continues, they realise that things are not always as they seem. Nik ends up in a lot of trouble when they confuse him with the enemy and his life is in danger. In the story you will find fighting, danger and heart stopping twists.

I recommend this book for young adults who enjoy reading fantasy and adventure novels. The map at the start of the book was really useful because I could check it as I read and it helped me figure out where everything was.

I think this would be a great book to make into a movie for young adults.

I love that this book was written by a New Zealander because it proves that we have great writers here in our country. Thanks Jane Higgins!

Review written by Isaac Nicholls (13 years)

The Bridge
by Jane Higgins
(Text Publishing Company)
ISBN 9781921758331

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