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The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.
At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.
The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?
Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is signature Zusak.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Zusak’s books The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, I Am the Messenger, and The Book Thief have received numerous honors including literary prizes and readers’ choice awards.
In 2013, The Book Thief was adapted to film by Twentieth Century Fox. In 2014, Zusak received the American Library Association’s Margaret Edwards Award, for his body of work.
On his much-anticipated new novel, Bridge of Clay, Zusak stated, “Clay Dunbar builds a bridge for a multitude of reasons: for his brothers and to honor his parents…but it’s also an attempt at greatness. He builds a bridge to save himself, and to make a single, beautiful moment: a miracle and nothing less.”
Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first time I've written a review before actually finishing the book. Wow! I am in love with this book! I can't put it down and I dont want it to end!! I love the Dunbar boys so much, they break my heart, especially Clay. The writing flows like poetry and I love the way the book goes back and forth thru time. Matthew is an awesome narrater. This is a masterpiece and I can't wait to continue reading. Markus Zuzack you rock!!
Well written? Totally. Super amazingly scatterbrained? Yes!!!!! Nonetheless, give it a try. Could be better for you. Also, cuss words a lot, probably for thirteen plus, unless your like i was, (i read to "kill a mockingbird" when i was 8). Peace out -#alexknowsbooks
This book is Markus Zusak's long-awaited follow-up to The Book Thief. I don't think it's going to reach those heights and it does take a long time to get going, but it is worth it. we follow the story of the five Dunbar brothers who live in a house in Sydney without adults.They have struggled since their mother died and father walked out. But they are keen to survive on their own. How did they get to this point though? The book also flashes back and forth to before they were born, and then when they were young and their parents were bringing them up. It's a very emotional read a you can imagine and Zusak's writing style makes you feel as if you are one of those boys or at least looking in on them..He does wander off tangent more than once but then this is the thought process of a boy struggling so it could be a good plot device. There's a lot of thinking, pondering and wondering to various degrees. So, not one for plot or location really, but an interesting read from a fine writer.
I bought this book for my grandson as he loved the Book Thief. Once he opened the gift, he started to read it immediately. He said it was one of his best gifts. I will eat it after he finishes.
The writing was exceptional, using simplistic and minimalist language to create a story that was beautifully complex. It left me with many lessons and is sure to be a book that will be remembered for a very long time.
In spite of a beautiful,deep,pasionate story and truly amazing writting,I gave it 4 stars because I often felt confused and annoyed. It definitively was worth reading!