A bridge to Wisemans cove is a good read; I guess you could call it that. Though I think it is overrated. I think anyone who writes a mildly emotional book can get attention and can get year 9 students like us, to study it. The book has some good themes like Love, Family and Belonging. I think if you include any of themes you can make a relatively good novel.
Love is one of the predominant themes in the story. Love recurs throughout the course of the novel. The different times the books touch on love for example when Beryl says to Carl: Wholl love you if your own mother doesnt? And when Joy takes in Harley: Its not the cake. Its Joy. Shes the only person whos been good to him since we came here. So you can see how this theme recurs. I think any book that touches on the theme love, will make a relatively good book.
The most dominant theme in the book, Family. This book is basically based on family relationships. An example of this is: Carl floated in the sea of families where everyone, it seemed, walked spoke and laughed with at least one other a daughter, a father, a mate. This is an example of one of the themes. Yes, this theme is a good theme, but it can become utterly boring.
Belonging, the final dominant theme in the book. The book focuses on belonging, we see this when Carl starts to finally fit into an environment his comfortable with. We can see this from these quotes: Carl slumped against the hull, shivering in the evening breeze. He was exhausted but happier hed been since he arrived in WattleBeach, happier than hed been since his mother disappeared. This is a pretty basic theme as well, but it does become utterly boring later in the book.
So its a relatively good book, but it becomes utterly boring if you analyse it. My tip is to read it once, and only once.
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.
While reading a Bridge To Wiseman's Cove, I did not copmletely understand it, however when i got to the end it all matched up and made sense. THis was not my favourite book, but it allowed insight into the life of a hard-done-by teen and it was a fairly inspirational story, I would recommend this book to anybody between the ages 10-13.
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.
The book "a Bridge to wisemans cove" was not the most enjoyable of books to read. The introduction was very boring and the author "James Molony" used to much descriptive language. I had to read the book because of an english oral presentation, but it is very difficult to say good things about a book you dont really like. Unfortunatly most of my classmates are struggling with this oral, because they simply dont like the book.
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.
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
Comparison of A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove (or a Bridge to Depression) and a Bridge to Terabithia
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Comparison of the novels: Bridge to Terabithia and A Bridge to Wisemans Cove
The characters in a Bridge to Terabithia were more uplifting and showed the best side of human nature compared with the characters from A Bridge to Wisemans Cove.
The three important characters in a Bridge to Terabithia are Jesse Aarons, Leslie Burke and Mary Belle Aarons. Jesse Aarons is an artistic boy. He has anger problems, and is depressed at the start of the book. After he meets Leslie at school, Jesses personality is transformed into letting go of his anger and frustration. Leslie Burke is an intelligent, talented, and imaginative tomboy and story writer. She and Jesse create an imaginary kingdom called Terabithia. Lesley has a lot of imagination, and Jess Aarons thinks highly of her. She is not accepted by other student in her school. May Belle Aarons is one of Jesses younger sisters. She is the only sister with whom Jesse feels comfortable, however, because she is seven and Jesse is ten, he cannot confide in her. At the end of the novel and after Leslies death, Jesse makes her Queen of Terabithia.
The three important characters in A Bridge to Wisemans Cove were Carl Matt, Kerry Matt and Harley Matt. Carl Matt is an overweight, depressed, angry and frustrated teenager. His mother and then his sister abandon Carl and his younger brother, Harley. At the end of the novel, Carl finds out that his mother died in a bus crash. Carl appears to become resigned to his life in the small country town. Harley Matt, Carls younger ten year old brother becomes a juvenile delinquent to vent his anger and frustration. Harley is arrested by the police three or four times, and at the end of the book is adopted by another family. This is the closest this book gets to a happy ending.
In a Bridge to Terabithia, Jesses personality changed from the beginning of the novel when he was a fearful, angry and depressed teenager to a courageous character in the face of grief over losing his best friend, Leslie. As the story progresses he also finds the joys of life, and begins to become less angry at times of stress.
In A Bridge to Wisemans Cove, Carls personality changed from the beginning of the novel when he was a fearful, angry and depressed teenager to an individual more accepting of his family and of the small town in which they live. It was difficult to empathise with any of the characters, as they were all self-interested and represented the worst side of human nature. The book was thoroughly depressing, the characters very self-absorbed, and the small town very limiting. Harley was expressing his anger and frustration by behaving like a juvenile delinquent.
With support from his family and teacher, Jesses character in a Bridge to Terabithia learned to let go of his anger and frustration, and his short friendship with Leslie allowed him to become a stronger human being. Carl, on the other hand, has not the support of his family, and under these circumstances, it is difficult to imagine he has become stronger and more courageous in the face of his adversities. At the end of the book, Carl throws off some of his prejudice about his mother and then his sister abandoning him, but does not find inner peace.
i loved the book bridge to wisemans cove it shows a good understanding of what people go through in life i had to read this book for english and i hate reading. this book has made me think more about real life issues every day people go through. my teacher would love you james moloney i like reading now hehe haha.