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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2019, young-adult

“Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled.
The Dunbars' world is heavy with emotional turmoil, and Clay, the fourth Dunbar boy, attempts at building that ill-famed bridge; while unconsciously bridging the gap between his father and the rest of the Dunbar boys.
In many ways, this was way better than his previous masterpiece. You only see it from a lens that does not compare it with its famed successor.
That said, I rate it four and not five, because of the uphill mental struggle to get past the initial build-up of the plot. After which, it is a bitter-sweet, tear-jerking, journey of the seven Dunbars, one of whom is dead and another fled.
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Reading Progress

October 10, 2018 – Shelved
October 10, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 6, 2019 – Started Reading
June 6, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
June 20, 2019 –
page 350
75.43% "I couldn't put up with it. Now I couldn't put it down."
June 20, 2019 –
page 350
75.43% "I couldn't put up with it. Now I can't put it down."
June 20, 2019 –
page 350
75.43% "“There were five of us in that house then.
We dreamed in our rooms and slept.
We were boys but also miraculous:
We lay there, living and breathing—
For that was the night he’d killed us.
He’d murdered us all in our beds.”
June 21, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult
June 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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