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well well well

Reader reviewed by Marj Ouna

Well well well


were do i begin to all you lovers out there this book to me was a piece of my grammas home made apple pie ill tell you why I dont like his book for a couple main reason I dont like the substituting of the osprey to me seems like an idea the author came up with half way through a joint. To me the part at the start were matt is watching maddie seems a little perverted to little kids out there creeping on girls watching them change is a sick mind. To James Maloney out there you should try and include love in this novel with matt and maddie would please all those sick minded kids youve created.

Im not just going to talk about how bad the book was I will give it credit for the front cover but besides that I did not enjoy this book at all.

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A Puzzle

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

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good book so READ IT

Reader reviewed by cokearama bannana

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This book was an overall interesting book. At the start the plot is boring making you almost want to stop but then you start to get interested with the build up of each of the characters. The book sets up and explains each of the characters very well it gives you more of a sense of whats going on.  



In the book there is a number of themes that many could relate to like family, friends and feeling alone. In the book these issues are resolved making each chapter as interesting as the last.



Overall it was an interesting book but started off boring. This is a good book for just about anyone 12 or older since some material is inappropriate for minors. Its a good book and worth the read but its up to you if you read it or not.        

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a bridge to wiseman's cove

Reader reviewed by ally

this book was good and showed good use of characterization, the characters seem ed real and were easy to relate to. however the story seemed to drag a little, this was the only down side. i would recomend that you read it. i read it in class and really enjoyed. it is one of those books that you just can't put down

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it was ok

Reader reviewed by me

i had to read this book for school and i felt it wasn't all that bad.

i had to write and essay and answer questions and there is alot of reading 'between the lines' things going on.

although, i felt the osprey wasn't reallt that important and i keep getting questions about it.

and it never really explain what the heck 'curse of the matts' was! it was like seperated throughout the whole book and we only had little sctions about it.

damn that was annoying to find quotes for my essay!!!!


but overall, i felt the book was very cleaverly put together and the story line was pretty good.
p.s:on the new years eve night, who would strip their friend naked on the bed, knowing their was a gut in the house!!!?!?!?!

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A touching story, that will long be remembered

Reader reviewed by Hetty

A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove is a touching story of a teenage boy, Carl Matt. Carl is a victim of his childhood, where fear of rejection and abandonment, have shaped him into a self-conscious
and unhappy youngster. Throughout the novel, Carl's experiences of growing up in his Aunt's home town of Wattle Beach, and the people who influence him, give Carl the courage to finally find the happiness and self-confidence he deserves.

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it was a great book

Reader reviewed by jamie

a bridge to wisemans cove is a very inspirational novel it shows how people mature alot like carl, harley and even aunt beryl

it is about a 15 year old boy who is forced to live with his aunt beryl because his mum and sister abondon him with his brother harley he starts skool but soon after his aunt tells him to quit and get a job to pay for his and harleys needs but insted she spends the money at the pokies at the club

carl finds out his mother dies in a bus crash soon after she leaves him. in the end..........................well...you will have to find out for yourself

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book review _ my ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT A+

Reader reviewed by KELSIE

Good morning/afternoon fellow class mates and Mrs Benjak today I will be talking about the plot, setting, characters and themes in the book a Bridge to Wisemans Cove by James Molony.

There was a family of 4 by the names of Kerry, Sarah, Carl and Harley. Their mother (Kerry) left her 3 children (Sarah, Carl and Harley) alone often, after a couple of days she would return. Many times Kerry had done this and one time she did not return home. Kerry left her three kids alone to defend them self.
Sarah the eldest child was left as their guardian and provided the basic things, Sarah eventually got tired of providing for her brothers and left overseas. Before Sarah left she sent Carl and Harley to the Aunty Beryls. Harley found things difficult at Wattle Beach and decided to hang around the wrong people, and got up to mischief. Aunty Beryl decided to kick them out from their behaviour, Carl told her if you do you will not get any money Aunty Beryl took the bribe and let them stay.
Carl also found it hard and did not fit in well, he always kept hidden until he saw a girl on the beach, that he was eager to met. Carl met the girl and her best friend he became closer to the girls and began to work at the barge. He was barley at the home he was staying at and began to defend on his own. Carl felt like he was never loved until he found that this was not true.

The theme that the Author James Molony is trying to produce is No matter what, Family and friends come first, keep them safe, try your best no matter how hard it is and never let anything or anyone come in the way of what you really want.
The mental illnesses in the book are, depression and non-self confidence. These examples come from Kerry followed by Sarah and Carl. Kerry often was depressed and the way she handled it was by running away, her daughter Sarah soon followed this. Carl did not have allot of self-confidence and also got depressed he was bullied about his look and weight and did not have many friends. Carl eventually made friends and felt like he was free when he found the truth and that people actually do care about him.

In the book the major development was, Carl he found some self-confidence and was not frightened in what he did anymore, he stood up to himself and when a challenge came along he began to cope with it. He found out the truth and didnt let anything come in the way of what he wanted.

The Author James Molony uses description language to make the book full of excitement and emotion. Some examples of the descriptive language are-

She blocked his escape and he bounced away like a dodgem car at 90 degrees.
The girl speared her knees into the beach beside him.
The pine forest fell silent.
&A single tear reached the tip of his nose.
The hand was moving more slowly now.
Carl changed allot through the book and the Author changed him to help people that felt the same way to escape reality. Carl was shy hadnt got much confidence and no friends. Carl began to realise what was happening and he learnt to deal with it.

The setting in the book was either at Aunty Beryls house, The Barge or at Wattle beach. The Author used these three settings mainly because the events that happened in the book related to these particular settings.

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The book

Reader reviewed by filo

this is a great book. i am reading this for school at the moment and i am doing a missing report eassy on kerry Matt but the only thing is that it is a bit hard because i cant 500 words!!! but overall i love reading it!!! it was a nice book to read, my friends say that they cant be bothered reading it so i am encouraging them to read it!! i think the author did a really good job writing this novel. most books i have read at school have been boring but this one made me really interested and makes me want to read more about it [wishing it was a series].

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Good Book

Reader reviewed by Jack

I read this book as a text at school. i really loved it. it has a really good storyline and some of the events that occur you can relate to. i love the way moloney describes emotions and feelings...you almost think your in the book!!
Anyway love the book **** 4stars

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