‘The Text Prize is going from strength to strength, as the publisher continues to choose winners that push the boundaries of young adult fiction. The latest winner, The Bridge, is brilliant. Every sentence is skillfully crafted, with just enough left unsaid that the reader is always hungry for more.... This is a breathtaking first novel.’ - Junior Bookseller and Publisher. Read the full review here.
"War drums beating in Europe inspired a Kiwi author .... " Read about the experience that inspired The Bridge here.
And here you'll find a Q&A in the Australian Independent Bookseller newsletter.
Some reviews: from Leanne Hall at Readings; from Kate Eltham (Queensland Writers Centre) here; from Malcolm McEwen at Story Time Books for Kids; from Julie Hoskings in The West Australian here; from Stella at Page & Blackmore here
Here's one of my favourite reviews - by Isaac Nicholls, aged 13. Thanks Isaac!