The attack came suddenly and without warning, as twoyoung teenagers walked casually through the streets of Jerusalem,When it was over, one lay dead, the other mysteriously spared,yet left to face the horrendous choices and consequences thatresulted from being the sole witness.
In this gripping sequel to One More River, Lynne Reid Bankscaptures the spirit and complex passions of present-day Israelthrough the powerful voices of a new generation as they join theunrelenting struggle against the consequences of decades of war.
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Lynne Reid Banks is a bestselling author for both children and adults. She grew up in London and became first an actress and then one of the first woman TV reporters in Britain before turning to writing. She now has more than forty books to her credit. Her classic children's novel, The Indian in the Cupboard, has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and was made into a popular feature film. Lynne lives with her husband in Dorset, England.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-10?The murder of a Canadian teen by Arab terrorists in the streets of Jerusalem heightens political tensions and triggers conflicting emotions felt by members of his family in this sequel to One More River (Morrow, 1992). Twenty-five years have passed since Lesley Shelby and her parents emigrated to Israel from Canada; Nili, her daughter, witness to the brutal murder of her cousin Glen, is inexplicably spared. In the aftermath of the attack, as police forces track the murderers, Nili's family tries to come to terms with grief and anger. Nili, fiercely loyal to Jewish Israel, is torn as she tries to protect the terrorist who deliberately intervened and saved her life. Her uncle Noah, the murdered boy's father, faces demons that made him flee Israel, abandoning his first family, years ago. Readers of the earlier novel could fully emphathize with teenage outsider Lesley Shelby, as she made the painful adjustment to the strangeness and raw danger of kibbutz life near the Jordanian border. Broken Bridge, however, has so many points-of-view that its focus is splintered. While its varied voices weave an intricate tapestry of events and emotions in contemporary Israel, both Jewish and Arab, YA readers will find it hard to identify with the guilt of adult characters the ages of their parents and grandparents.?Alice Casey Smith, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, NJ
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140366075
Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140366075