The Toll Bridge (The Dance Sequence)
To escape the pressures of suffocating parents and a possessive girlfriend, seventeen-year-old Piers takes a job as a keeper of a toll bridge and its cottage. There he befriends Adam, a charismatic wayfarer who shows up one day and refuses to leave. He also befriends a girl named Tess, and soon he and Tess find themselves strangely attracted to Adam and falling under his s...more
It's a long way into the book before Piers' name is actually revealed. Up until then, he's dubbed 'Janus', suggestive of a two-faced nature. Though, since Janus is the oldest Roman deity and a guardian of bridges, perhaps it's meant to imbue the story with a mythological sense. Piers, of course, is a name itself evocative ...more
Per me QE3 è uno dei migliori. Forse non il mio preferito (quel titolo lo hanno Danza sulla mia tomba e Cartoline, credo), ma validissimo.
L'unico contro che gli trovo (abbastanza grande) sta nel finale, che improvvisamente compie uno shift enorme e sembra concentrarsi su altro, NON su Piers. Ed è un peccato.
Per il resto, STRAconsigliato come tutti i Chambers che ho letto. STRA ST ...more
Also, Aidan Chambers always does a really excellent job of capturing the heightened emotions of being seventeen. And for some reason, these emotions seem important to remember, even as you grow older.
(Really, that cove ...more
A third data-point is useful for triangulating some reoccurring themes. An obvious one is each book is narrated primarily through the writi ...more
Both stories are brilliant, as always with Aidan. I've enjoyed reading these back to back and feeling the different depths and routes Aidan took with each book. Now I Know was all about what belief means. This was an opportune time to read this and it really made me feel immersed in the meaning and spirituality of belief, and I really liked seeing this aspect of Aidan come to life in a novel. The Toll Bridge brought out a philosophy th ...more
The story itself is okay, but maybe i'm just to old of YA-literature. I didn't really get sucked into the story. Just read it to finish the book
Recensione completa su Reading is believing clicca qui per leggerla !
But, then again, I DO want to read the other books in the series. What can I say? I'm a sucker for anything English! LoVe the UK!