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Bridge to Courage
by Ann H. Gabhart (Goodreads Author)
After he fails the initiation for the Truelanders organization, Luke meets a girl whose friendship helps him find inner courage.
Paperback, 147 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Avon Books
(first published January 1st 1993)
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I chose this book because the title caught my eye, it kind of related to me because I had to make myself a "bridge to courage" not literally but I had to stand up and ace my fears. This story is about a boy named Luke that wants to join the truelanders, but was considered a chicken and a coward, for not doing their dare. He got humiliated and everyone would threat him, but he knew he could handle it. Then he met a girl named Shea that became his new friend and she was by his side, and with her ...more
This story was very popular with young readers and was actually turned into a play by Scholastic. It deals with courage and fear and dealing with bullying at school. Plus a little romance and a big black dog named Shandy. My what if jump off point to the idea was a railroad bridge in my town that my father said he once walked across. No way would I ever do that.
Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer. She's published over twenty novels. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up. She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing. Her Shaker books, set in her fictional ...moreMore about Ann H. Gabhart...