Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
The Bridge Home (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019) by Padma Venkatraman was marvelous. Such a touching story that made my heart ache for the characters.
11-year-old Viji and her sister Rukka run away from an abusive home to the big city of Chennai. There they find shelter on an abandoned bridge and make a new family with two boys. Still, life is not easy. Viji hates being a ragpicker in the city rubbish heaps, but the children can sell what they find to the waste mart man, which lets them buy food and other necessities. And then . . .
You’ll have to read it to see what happens next.
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6 thoughts on “The Bridge Home”
Interesting plot! I’ll be looking for this one. Thanks for the teaser.
I’m curious as to what happens next! Thanks so much for the review!
The premise sounds intriguing – and a bit Oliver Twist-ish. Definitely looking for this one to read.
Padma is such a visual writer that her writing filled my senses. Loved this story! Good to see it receive more book love.
Sounds like a good read. I love the setting.
I read this recently and loved every word. Glad to see the word being spread. Thanks for the post.
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