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Is revenge truly justice.... or just a sure path to more tragedy.

Bridgetown High is an intriguing look into the minds and motives of teenagers during the 1960s.

Seventeen year old Mark Wilkerson has no memory of the fiery crash that killed his family on the Carquinez Bridge…

Now, living with his grandmother and burdened with guilt, Mark vows to find the hit-and-run driver an
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Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Limitless Publishing LLC
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Lustful Literature
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it


JOSIE'S REVIEW 4.5 STARS

It is hard to believe that this book is this author’s debut novel. I have to say the author’s note referencing that the setting behind this story takes place in the mid-1960’s, had me nervous going in. However, I have to be honest, the way this author wrote this story I didn’t feel lost or unaware of the surroundings within. The start to this story nearly broke my heart. AND THAT WAS ONLY THE FIRST PAGE! After that I knew I would not be able to put this book down. The sto
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Sylvia True
Oct 06, 2015 marked it as to-read
Very well done book about a young man dealing with a tragic loss. The main character is written with great emotional depth. I can see how this book would appeal to a young adult audience, who would certainly relate to the main character and even learn some life lessons from him. But I also believe this novel will be compelling to all ages. The story is intriguing, and there's a good mystery woven throughout, and some vibrant characters. Great debut.
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K.L. Byles
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. We meet seventeen year-old Mark Wilkerson attending the funeral of his parents and little sister and learn they were killed in a car accident on Christmas eve that he and his other younger sister survived. The story follows him as he deals with this immense tragedy by trying to find out exactly what happened and who was responsible. There is a message about forgiveness and healing in this book.

This is a good novel in the young adult genre an
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Squid McFinnigan
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to be honest and say that when I started reading Bridgetown High I feared it may be too much a Young Adult read for me but I was wrong. Yes, it’s a great young adult book, but it’s a book that anyone will take something from. The author did a great job of building believable characters and getting me engaged in their lives very quickly. His use of dialog in this book is excellent, and it really adds to the atmosphere of the story. I wondered if some of the emotional reactions of the chara ...more
Peggy
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely loved reading this book! Fast paced and well written. The characters and story is fully developed and well balanced! Page turner at it's best right here!

*Received for an honest review*
Paul West
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Well written.
Apex Reviews
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Set in late 60s Northern California, Bridgetown High follows a select group of teenagers throughout a year in their lives in the city of Richmond. The in media res start of the plot makes the story immediately interesting and compelling. Revenge and love are the main driving forces throughout the story, along with a few talks of the Johnson era, communism, and the Vietnam War.

The dialogue is speckled with dialect that makes the speech in itself a bit unbelievable but serves to exacerbate the cha
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Bennita
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
It took me awhile to get pulled into the story and I think it was because I didn't feel there was a strong story goal, so I wasn't sure where the story was going. I was drawn in but the villain was so obsessed that at times he turned me off from the story. His hatred didn't felt over the top. Initially it didn't make sense, but then I considered the villain's age and how teenagers can be rather irrational and self centered so that pulled things together for me. I wish there were more happy momen ...more
Britnie McCollum
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
It was okay

I had a hard time getting into the book and the whole story is at the end of the book. I did not care for it much at all.
Marsha Ceniceros
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice suspenseful read!
Author Paul W. West, a great author and wonderful storyteller; this book is great for teenagers too. On that point is, no cursing, nor sexual content, just a downright nice read that brings the reader back to the 1960’s. The characters are filled with emotions that truly stand out, especially, Mark Wilkerson, who bears a terrible sum of guilt which leads to some scary moments. I found this story to be an overall great read, very realistic in many ways and would make a great
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Kelsey

I have to say...this novel surprised me. While I am one for novels set in different time frames, it's always been fantasy, or historical romance (I know, I know...). While I like my detective/mystery novels this one really took the cake, and I think it was due to the fact that it was set from a high school aged student's perspective. Not only does the reader get to experience this novel from Mark, the main character's point of view, but the reader also gets to see how others around him react to
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Lindsey Elyse
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The longer I read this book, the more I liked it. Everything seemed real meaning that I could see everything within this book happening to a real person. Afterall, high school can be rough. Mark was thrown into a new town and new school after the tragic death of his family and younger sister. In this new town, he meets people who like him and others who don't. Each new encouter brought forward another element to his life. All the while, Mark is dealing with his loss. There are times where he sho ...more
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