Author(s): Jane Higgins
From the author of the Text Prize-winning The Bridge. The ceasefire is barely holding. Southside waits, with a kind of hope that feels like defeat. Then Cityside blows up the bridge. And amid the chaos and rubble Nik and Lanya are drawn into a complex web of power, fear and betrayal. Who is the girl found crying out from the bombed bridge? What is her connection to the secret experiments taking place at Pitkerrin Marsh? And why does she cry 'havoc'? But before Nik can find out he must find his father, and face the hardest decision of his life.
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'If you loved Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games series and John Marsden's Tomorrow series, chances are you'll love this.' Girlfriend NZ on The Bridge 'A powerful dystopian adventure about questioning authority, the complexities of war and enduring bonds.' Age on The Bridge 'A brilliant novel with echoes of John Wyndham's The Chrysalids, its young protagonists show heart in a world of despair.' West Australian on The Bridge
Jane Higgins lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a social researcher at Lincoln University, specialising in projects with teenagers. She has worked on many human rights campaigns and is interested in astronomy, mathematics and classic science fiction. She won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing for her first novel, The Bridge.