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  • The Broken Bridge
  • Philip Pullman
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 9780679847151

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Philip Pullman ↠ 2 Download The Broken Bridge Free download ð 2 R world is shattered Ginny embarks on a uest for the truth that will allow her to claim her artistic heritage and face her father. I really wanted to like this book I ve loved others by this author but I found this dull and could not get into it It did get a bit interesting around half way through but I still could not feel what the main character was feeling I didn t understand why she was so obsessed with the story of the broken bridge

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The Broken Bridge

Philip Pullman ↠ 2 Download The Broken Bridge Free download ð 2 E feels as the only mixed race teen in her Welsh village When she learns she has a half brother by her father's first marriage he. Galley provided by publisher DNF 45%Rep mixed race black mcTo be honest I was disappointed by this one I don t know if it s me misremembering how good Philip Pullman s writing is or it s because this is an earlier one of his than His Dark Materials but I was just underwhelmed by it The Broken Bridge tells the story of a mixed race girl growing up in a small Welsh village in the 1990s One day she finds out that her dad wasn t married to her mother as she had thought but instead to another woman and he d had a child with her before meeting Ginny s mother meanwhile not having divorced the first woman And that revelation takes up the first half of the book It s pretty tedious to be honest I was expecting some fantasy aspect to the book but there was noneIt s understandable that if you re writing about a mixed race child growing up in a small presumably relatively isolated village in the 90s you re going to have to touch on racism and microaggressions at some point That s surely to be expected Except every time Pullman approached the subject he managed to make a mess of it There is some clear internalised racism going on made especially so when Ginny who s mother is Haitian and studied art refers to Haitian artists as primitives The lady from Haiti They have a lot of painters there Yeah Ginny said primitives Peasants I know about them But she wasn t like that I can t be either See once you know about Picasso and stuff Matisse all the modern painters well you can t pretend to be a peasant who s never seen them You re stuck really You can t go back you ve got to go forward My mother she was studying art properly like I m going to do European art Stuart said Ginny herself an aspiring artist should surely know better than to value the European artists over another style of art let alone refer to that different style of art coincidentally one with non white artists as primitive or lesser It also seems that Pullman is using Stuart a white guy to tell her that this is a dubious opinion to hold Especially when he goes on to tell her about Haiti from his perspective granted it s because she doesn t know because she s never been but couldn t she have read about it at leastAt this point I just gave up Coupled with the fact that the other black character a boy who has been adopted by white parents refers to himself as a white kid with a black face which I get is intended to reference the fact he doesn t feel like he fits in anywhere but instead feels uncomfortable coming from a white author I just had to stop

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Philip Pullman ↠ 2 Download The Broken Bridge Free download ð 2 At 16 Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation sh. Philip Pullman is the author of the famous trilogy of fantasy novels His Dark Materials Northern Lights The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass as well as numerous books for younger readers including The Scarecrow and His Servant a very whimsical and amusing little book He also wrote The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ an original interesting and thought provoking take on the story of Jesus Christ and most recently Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm a selection of fairy tales told again which worked surprisingly well As you can see his range is wide and his work is rightly popular and appreciatedPublished in 1990 The Broken Bridge is one of his earlier novels written before Dark Materials fame The story is a mystery of sorts concerned with the character of Ginny Howard a 16 year old teenager who lives with her dad in a small village in Wales Ginny is different than most of the people in her village her mother was Haitian and her black skin stands out among the sea of lily whites Only one of her friends Andy is black Even though her mom has died when she was little and she had to go through ups and downs with her father on their own he has been taking care of her very well and been very good to her she considers the area that she lives in to be her little kingdom enjoys the beach and the ocean Although she experienced occasional slurs from her fellow kids her life isn t that different from theirs Everything changes one day when Ginny s dad is unexpectedly visited by a social worker this visit opens up a previously closed door to her past and Ginny begins to uncover all sorts of hidden and forgotten secrets The Broken Bridge tackles many subjects the sense of isolation while growing up in Ginny s case doubly so because of her race Ginny is a likable and relatable character and the author has to be commended for her creation and doubly so he has created an original and believable female teenager of mixed racial background without resorting to stereotypes Ginny s inner thoughts and daily tribulations ring true and are easy to relate to and sympathize with and her story is engaging throughout most of the book however near the end the previously interesting plot turns into a massive infodump in which most of the things which Ginny was trying to uncover and understand are explained via conversations This basically kills the pacing of the book and makes the ending much less impactful than it could otherwise have been To sum up The Broken Bridge is an interesting and engaging book which is appropriate for younger readers as it contains no violent and graphic scenes and could potentially provide a good choice for a class discussion on the subjects it touches upon The Soft Machine connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation sh. 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