The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge

by M. R. Carey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316300339
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 844,729
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and is a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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The Boy on the Bridge 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me turning pages in to the wee hours of the night. The ending surprised me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and it was a quickly moving story. I felt it was less graphic than Girl With All the Gifts but just as entertaining. I like the style of writing. You get to know the characters without being bogged down with lengthy descriptions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both books were amazing! They were carefully thought out and brought a different perspective to this genre. This book and it’s other were a definite!
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
JUICY!!! This book has so many components to it!!! The characters are a pure representation of a cross of people. The smart one, the kind one, the instigator, the weasel (and a first class one, he is - always looking for a way to save his own A double S) (SMH), the really smart teenager with no common sense, included with lots of power struggles. And this is just what's going on in the all terrain RV like tank that the people from Beacon are traveling in. That doesn't even mention the danger of the living dead (Hungries) that are everywhere outside. I loved the first book, "The Girl With All The Gifts" and this one????? OMG, it was even better!!!! I am soooooooo looking forward to the next one! Kudos to the author on an even better second book!!! Thanks to Paola Crespo, Orbit Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
The Boy on the Bridge is technically a sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts, but I think it should really have been advertised as a companion novel or a prequel. Before Melanie and the other kids were being studied, another team of scientists was trying to learn more about the zombie-inducing fungus that’s plagued the human world. This book centers around a young man, Steven Grieves, who’s an unwanted member of the team aboard Rosie, a vehicle of scientific-discover. Steven is on the autism spectrum, and he’s crazy smart. He makes many discoveries that help the human race tremendously. There are a lot of other characters in this book, and that was a little overwhelming at the start. I actually started this book on audio, and then had to return the CDs to the library, so I read the last two-thirds in print. If you can push through the beginning and not focus on the majority of the characters, this book is really interesting. It gives a lot of great back story on the disease and what happened to the Earth in this “world.” Steven is pretty fascinating, as are his discoveries. I enjoyed this book, although not as much as the first book. There is an element of sequel because the end of the book does jump ahead to past the timeline of the first book, but overall I was a little disappointed because I wanted to learn more about Melanie and what happened with her after the end of book 1.
Karen-M More than 1 year ago
Hungries/Zombies/Living Dead, well in this case it’s Hungries. The virus has spread with every bite and the world is now overpopulated with creatures who want to eat what is left of the human race. Actually, Hungries play a minor role until well into the book which was, for me, a relief since I’m not usually a fan of that particular horror. We are introduced to a handful of scientists and soldiers who are a disharmonious group who are traveling North into Scotland seeking samples of Hungries in the hopes of finding a cure and saving what is left of humanity. The animosity between various members of the group tends to hinder their quest and for one crew member in particular, who is only fifteen and has autism, the obvious mockery and scorn of most of the others confuses him and wears him down. His only friend is Dr. Khan, who tries to protect him. Like I said earlier, I don’t usually read Living Dead or Zombie stories but this one I really enjoyed. The characters were well written and either likeable or totally unlikable but that’s just the way I like characters to be written. I want to feel something when I read a book and I loved it when I read a paragraph and found my self muttering ‘you b**tard’, always a good sign of a book I’m enjoying. The storyline was a bit different and the end was a bit of a surprise, so all in all, I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very exciting and very thoughtful. Particularly the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother.