The Bridge Home



The Bridge Home When Viji and her sister, Rukku, whose developmental disability makes her overly trusting and vulnerable to the perils of the world, run away to live on their own, the situation could not be grim Life on the streets of the teeming city of Chennai is harsh for girls considered outcasts, but the sisters manage to find shelter on an abandoned bridge There they befriend Muthi and Arul, two boys in a similar predicament, and the four children bond together and form a family of sorts Viji starts working with the boys scavenging in trash heaps while Rukku makes bead necklaces, and they buy food with what little money they earn They are often hungry and scared but they have each other and Kutti, the best dog ever When the kids are forced from their safe haven on the bridge, they take shelter in a graveyard But it is now the rainy season and they are plagued by mosquitos, and Rukku and Muthu fall ill As their symptoms worsen, Viji and Arul must decide whether to risk going for help when most adults in their lives have proven themselves untrustworthy or to continue holding on to their fragile, hard fought freedom. Best Read [ The Bridge Home ] author [ Padma Venkatraman ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • The Bridge Home
  • Padma Venkatraman
  • English
  • 01 February 2017
  • 1524738115

10 thoughts on “The Bridge Home

  1. Kimberly says:

    Thank you kidlitexchange penguinkids and venkatraman.padma for the review copy of this book All opinions are my own This middle grade, realistic fiction will be realeased 2.5.19 This book takes place in India It follows two sisters, Viji and Rukku, as they run away from their abusive father and choose to live on the streets They soon team up with two sweet boys, Muthi and Arul, who share their shelter and show them how to find work The four quickly form a tight bond, along with their cu Thank you kidlitexchange penguinkids and venkatraman.padma for the review copy of this book All opinions are my own This middle grade, realistic fiction will be realeased 2.5.19 This book takes place in India It follows two sisters, Viji and Rukku, as they run away from their abusive father and choose to live on the streets They soon team up with two sweet boys, Muthi and Arul, who share their shelter and show them how to find work The four quickly form a tight bond, along with their cute stray dog and soon find that family can indeed be one that you pick yourself and happiness is often found in the most unexpected ways Goodness, this book packs a punch Don t let the overall size or the short chapter lengths fool you Venkatraman s storytelling is absolutely vivid and full of every possible emotion After reading the author s notes you realize the personal connection on where she got her real life inspiration and it makes you appreciate the story a thousand timesIt ...

  2. Susan says:

    I have loved Padma Venkatraman s YA titles and was so excited to see she was writing a book for middle grade readers The respect she has shown for this age group in the writing of this poignant novel is amazing She has not shied away from exposing the harsh realities of the caste system of India, while also honoring the authentic graciousness and integrity of organizations like Concerned for Working Children.Viji, Ruku, Arul, and Muthi illuminate the power of friendship in the beautifully writ I have loved Padma Venkatraman s YA titles and was so excited to see she was writing a book for middle grade readers The respect she has shown for this age group in the writing of this poignant novel is amazing She has not shied away from exposing the harsh realities of the caste system of India, while also honoring the authentic graciousness and integrity of organizations like Concerned for Working Children.Viji, Ruku, Arul, and...

  3. Lisa (Remarkablylisa) says:

    MY RATING 5 5 STARSI received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a honest review.Honestly, guys Honestly, this book hands down converted me into a middle grade novel reader Like I thought I would be too mature for the style of writing but THE BRIDGE HOME was written simply for a young reader but it didn t annoy me nor did t...

  4. Julie Kirchner says:

    I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of this book from Nancy Paulsen and I am so glad I did It is amazing When Viji realizes her mother is not going to do anything to get away from her abusive father, even after he starts hurting Viji and her learning disabled sister Ruku, Viji decides they would be better off running away and living off the streets in the city She leaves with few possessions and very little money not aware of the dangers and struggles that face them The girls find two I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of this book from Nancy Paulsen and I am so glad I did It is amazing When Viji realizes h...

  5. Tory says:

    Based on true experiences a bleak look at the plight of lower caste street children in India A message of hope overall, but wrapped in so much depression that it s hard to really enjoy Much better written than the book I d think to compare it to Amal Unbound.

  6. Pam Page says:

    Wow, this book will make quite an impact with children but also adults I hope to seefrom Padma Venkatraman

  7. Neelam Babul says:

    A touching and emotional story of sisterhood and family When Viji realizes her mother is not going to do anything to get away from her abusive father even after he starts hurting Viji and her learning disabled sister Ruku, Viji decides they would be better off without them She needs to protect Ruku and the only person she can trust is herself She leaves the house with a few possessions and very little money unaware of the dangers and struggles that they might face The two girls find two stre A touching and emotional story of sisterhood and family When Viji realizes her mother is not going to do anything to get away from her abusive father even after he starts hurting Viji and he...

  8. Abby Johnson says:

    Fleeing an abusive home situation, sisters Viji and Rukku find themselves living on the streets of Chennai after teaming up with two boys who have been living on the streets awhile They can eke out a living by combing through the trash dumps for materials they can sell, but Viji never stops dreaming of a better life for them, even if she s not sure how they will accomplish it This is a heartwrenching story that s rooted in reality far too many children in our worl...

  9. Mary Lee says:

    Definitely a window into the horrible lives of homeless street children in India Horrible lives that are also filled with moments of beauty, love, compassion, camaraderie, and freedom This is a story of two extraor...

  10. Czechgirl says:

    This was so good Padma Venkatraman wrote this so beautifully I love the way the author perfectly writes the way you feel and think This is a good read for anyone, but a perfect read who has lost anyone they have ever loved.

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