THE BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reader reviewed by Simone
Well I totally disagree with you as A Bridge To Wisemans Cove is one of the best books I've read. Now I'm not the type of person who reads books all day but I had to read this book for school as well. I find this book very mysterious and it really makes you wonder at the start; it doesnt really have a story line but the more you read the more you understand.
So I hope you get over your hatred of this book as it was a fanatastic read!
My reveiw, Funny, so all read, awfull book tho
Reader reviewed by Zyrad
A Bridge To Wiseman's Cove review
A Bridge To Wiseman's Cove is one of the worst books of all time. The book is just worse than the book you had to read in the previous year, Johnny Hearts Heroes. After reading This book I realised it was like a donut; it had nothing in the middle. The plot of this book was so awful as it was so boring and it wasnt very well polished. Also it was very predictable, like when they found out the mother was away for a long time on one of her holidays; I thought then that the mother was dead and you would find out at the end and there would be some stupid soppy story to go along with it.
Just like the plot, the characters werent very well polished, they were silly and some of the characters just changed in the middle of the book. It also went against Australian law; Australian law states that you have to finish year 10 before you can go on to work, something the author didnt think about.
Some bits in the book were so empty-headed and the author made some characters look like total dimwits. Like when they were looking for Harley out at sea when the boat capsized, nearly everyone would have realised that theres something called the current. The current would carry a thing in the direction the current was heading, if that thing in question was is in the current. But the search party didnt think about that; so it took an ex lumberjack, barge driver to realise it.
In addition when Carl bumped into Joy, you wouldnt pick up the sharp nail-like objects until your hands bled and you were in great pain. How would you no that Joy, being short on cash, didnt try to save on money by buying the cheapest brand or get second hand items, which could have been rusted and you could of got tetanus and judging Carls background he wouldnt of got a tetanus shot and could of died.
As you may have figured from the above four paragraphs, I hate this book and I feel sorry for all unlucky people who have to read it. Lets just hope to god that there isnt a sequel (which there very likely will be if more unlucky grade ten students have to buy the book and read it against there will). Hopefully you have a really good English teacher and you can beg and plead her to change the book to something less unconsciously foolish, fatuous, vacuous, puerile, inane, inconsistent, depressing, abominable, onerous, contemptible, vile, ungodly or unholy book to something more balmy, desirable, stupendous, exemplary, tip-top, supereminent, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, superexcellent or zestful book that you will want to read.
But until that time, just read the book, do the piece of assessment on the book and when your finished with the book, invite your friends (who also hated the book) to a flat abanded area and make a bonfire with your copy of the book.
How do we define Normal?
Reader reviewed by Claire
I didn't think much of A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove at first. To me it was just an ordinary boring English book that was compulsery to read for the school. I picked up like I was going o die of boredom by the first page, but it wasn't like any other book I read. I turned to the prelude (which I normally don't bother reading). At withing the first line of words it captivated me and took my breath away. Yes it wasn't like books like Twilight where it gets the whole world stirring but this book is unique, it has this special way of relating to everyone. Carl's life is so sad and it makes you want to keep on reading every page just in hope that it will only get better. I wouldn't recommend the book to people who don't like reading because they will not understand the themes and attidues of loneliness, hatred and unrequited love. But to everyone who does love reading grab the book out of your library, go buy it or order it somehow. This book will never be forgotten, well at least not with me.
A reading Assignment...
Reader reviewed by Hartley
If you have come to this site, it means you are interested in what other people thought of A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove. I'm 13, and we had to read it for English for this term's book study. ABTWC happens to be a book I have read before in leisure time, and I enjoyed it very much. My english teacher gets us to read a chapter out loud and then to explain to the class what it's about, and how we feel about it, and this book is not difficult to read- no ridiculously long words or descriptions,and is easy to follw but what it does contain, however, are plenty of very powerful metaphors which capture the mood perfectly, in easy but strong language. This novel contains many much-talked about themes, bt in a much more personal and more descriptive way. Some of the people I know didn't like the book because of the 'strong' language in it, but that's just one of the things which makes this book so truthful and raw with emotion.
This book is suitable for any one over the age of 12, right up to 150 year olds. Read it if you get the chance. Even if you don't particularly enjoy reading it, you'll come away with a new sense of understanding for all types of situations.
ITS ALL RIGHT, I KIND OF LIKED IT
Reader reviewed by NAOMI
i think that this book was put out to target those who have lost their loved ones or that their loved one has abandoned them. This book is alright FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THE BOOK and even if you dnt you can try to be commited to reading because you may need it for years to come.......
A Bridge To Wiseman's Cove
Reader reviewed by cooks
when first reading this book i was stunned. i found it had mixed emotions. however once studying the book i found it mind blowing at how detailed the plot is. a lot of writing techniques are shown within the book. eg pg75/76 i found up to 20 different techniques used. from similes to metaphors to imagerary and heavy decriptive paragraphs. slang right the way throught to formal language. over all it was a fantastic read.
Reader reviewed by Weegy
Imagine not being loved by your own flesh and blood. Imagine having to look after your younger brother and have a job at the same time.
Carl Matt is a 15 year old that got abandoned by his own mother Kerry and sister Sarah and had to stay with his Aunt Beryl in Wattle Beach, while looking after his younger brother Harley. While staying in Wattle beach Carl had to support himself and Harley financially, for being responsible for the child welfare, in James Moloneys novel A Bridge to Wisemans Cove.
Carl began to wonder if his Mother was ever going to come back and if she did what would happen?
To find out what really happens read the book. A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove written by James Moloney.
Reader reviewed by Zoe Koster
My name is Zoe Koster, and I am a 15 year old reader of 'A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove' by James Moloney.
I absolutely love this book. I'm doing an assignment on it at school. I truly admire the sense of writing James Moloney does. I love the way he makes me feel as if I am in the story when I read it. I also admire the way he throws words together, and makes similies with them. His writing is amazing. One day, I'd love to meet him. That's a real writer!
A very Interesting Book
Reader reviewed by Lady gaga rox
The novel A Bridge to Wisemans Cove was in my opinion was a very touching, interesting and also very funny all at the same time. After reading the first 2 chapters I was hooked and ended up reading 3 times. The start of the book is very mysterious but has a very dramatic ending but also it also was a happy ending that satisfied all the characters.
James Moloney is one of the most talented authors that I know for writing such a magnificent and touching story. Also another reason why I think James is such a good author is that he included a whole lot of different themes in the story that helps the reader understand the concept of the story more.
One of the themes in the story is Family which is a huge part of this book. In the book Carl the main character has many troubles that deal with his family. The only thing that Carl wants is to have a happy and ordinary family. Some of the problems that Carl has with family are; his mother Kerry leaving him ho we find out is end all this time, Sarah his older sister leaves him and his younger brother, he has lots of trouble with his Aunt Beryl and there is much more.
The next most important theme is love which is also shown several times in the book. The big thing that has troubled Carl during the book is that he thinks his mother doesnt love him anymore but he soons finds out that she did love him but she died on the way back. Also some other examples that show love in the book include; Carl waiting at the bus stop near the Nugents store everyday to see if his mother has come, he always looks after Harley and also leaves school for him so they have a place to live, he also works very hard on Skips barge to pay his Aunt so she lets them stay.
Another important theme in the novel is Body Image. Body image is maybe one of the biggest things that keep Carl upset and scared to speak to others. Some examples of this are; when he goes to the beach he always wears a t-shirt so no one can see his big bulges of fat and also how he was too scared to talk to any of the kids in Wattle Beach because he thinks hey would tease him and laugh at him.Overall this book was very interesting book that is something that I havent read before. So if you like drama and family themed books you will love this one
Reader reviewed by Dick Smith II
A Bridge to Wisemans Cove was an OK book. It shows a good sense of emotion, isolation and loneliness. This book also shows that family is like a puzzle if you lose a piece, its as though it can never be completed again. But sometimes you may find the few pieces which can fit into your puzzle and make it whole again. Replacement! J