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The Bridge Home By Padma Venkatraman 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

  • Title: The Bridge Home
  • Author: Padma Venkatraman
  • ISBN: 1524738115
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Bridge Home By Padma Venkatraman 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 208 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Nancy Paulsen Books More Details ISBN 1524738115 ISBN13 9781524738112 Ed
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    1. Kimberly on said:

      Thank you kidlitexchange penguinkids and venkatramandma 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 k [...]

    2. Susan on said:

      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 [...]

    3. Tory on said:

      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.

    4. Pam Page on said:

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

    5. Laurie on said:

      Interest Level 5 8If you were in a home with an abusive father, what lengths would you go to to protect yourself and your little sister This is the situation that Viji and her younger sister, Rukku, are facing Viji makes a decision one night to gather some of their things and run away to the city to escape the abuse Viji doesn t know what to expect living on their own but it is far worse than she ever imagined Another issue facing them is that Rukku has a developmental disability which make Inte [...]

    6. Julie Kirchner on said:

      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 w [...]

    7. Laura Gardner on said:

      We were in plain sight But we were invisible 5 for THE BRIDGE HOME by padmavenkatraman, which I received in exchange for an honest review and to share with kidlitexchange I m so grateful to get my hands on this book early because I ve been hearing such amazing things about thebridgehome, which is ultimately about the vulnerability, but also the resilience of children In addition to being beautifully written and about an important subject matter that will offer a window into the We were in plain [...]

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