The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers

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Three teens test their sexuality and the bonds of their friendship as they discover who they are--and aren't--in a harrowing course of events that leaves all three wondering if you can ever really know anyone. This powerful novel, infused with symbolism and metaphor, will challenge the reader's very way of thinking. From the author of Dance On My Grave.

About Aidan Chambers

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Aidan Chambers has received international acclaim and won every major young adult prize, including the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Gloucester, England, with his wife, Nancy. To learn more, visit him online at
Published April 1, 2009 by Amulet Books. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Suddenly a mysterious boy named Adam shows up and moves in with Jan. The relationships of Jan, Tess, and Adam fill most of the plot, a plot of thoughts and emotions rather than actions and events (the work has some kinship with Franny and Zooey, 1961).

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``The fact is we're all succored by sex, and some of us are finally suckered by it too.'' A torrent of dramatic developments leads to a surprise resolution, in which Jan and Tess find out just how ``suckered'' they have been.

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