Book Review: The Footbridge by Joshua Chapman
|5 stars, 1 review|
Joshua Chapmanabout this book: Sally stared at the suicide note written on her netbook. Would her mother even notice she was gone? would she even care? she closed her computer, moved her dinner dishes to join their ever-growing family of dirty dishes in the sink, and slowly moved towards the stairs. Her mother was still snoreing on the couch. A string of drool dripped from her mouth, down the tattoo on her arm, and into the grungy carpet.
This was it. Now or never.
"Mom? Mom wake up."
She peeked out the window to make sure Kelly's orange Camero was gone. If he heard her scream. . . she didn't want to think about that. It would make this even harder.
She sucked in a great lung full of air and screamed "MOM! I NEED YOU!"
Her mother's drunken slumber won.
She burst into tears and quietly sobbed. "I need you." slowly she turned her back on her mother and mounted the stairs.
"Good bye mom."
The footbridge is a moving story of a teenage girl's struggle with boys, bullies, abuse, and disappointment. It is also an action-packed adventure through time with danger at every turn.
When I wrote The Footbridge I wanted to embody the pain teens feel when they are subjected to abuse, as well as inspire hope for the millions of kids around the world who struggle with suicidal feelings. I also wanted to entertain the reader and provide them with high impact, high concept excitement. I believe The Footbridge delivers something for everyone, young and old, male and female. I hope you enjoy reading The Footbridge.
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Awesome bookThe Footbridge blew me away! I've read a lot of Indy books, and most of them sucked, so I wasn't expecting much when I started it. I have to say I couldn't have been more wrong. It packs emotion, love, and excitement from the very first page. Everyone should read it.
It starts with Sally Mason pursuing her artistic ambitions, distracted by thoughts of the boy who will never love her back. She is suddenly assaulted by paintball bullies and can't understand why. I thought it was way too harsh until I got to the end and it finally made sense. There is lots of intrigue, action, sensitivity, and of course time travel (which I loved). I highly recommend it.
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