The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge

by Natalie Standiford

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Overview

A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War.

Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia—a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right?

As June approaches—when Laura must return to the United States—Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545334815
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 638,884
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Natalie Standiford is the author of HOW TO SAY GOOD-BYE IN ROBOT, CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS, THE SECRET TREE, and THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE. She is originally from Maryland, but now lives in New York City and plays in the all-YA-author band Tiger Beat.

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The Boy on the Bridge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome it looks very good i webt to read it now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a kids book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Amazing. breathless