Bridge 108

Bridge 108

From the Arthur C. Clarke Award–winning author, a dystopian novel of oppression set in the climate-ravaged Europe of A Calculated Life, a finalist for the Kitschies award and Philip K. Dick Award.

Late in the twenty-first century, drought and wildfires prompt an exodus from southern Europe. When twelve-year-old Caleb is separated from his mother during their trek north, he soon falls prey to traffickers. Enslaved in an enclave outside Manchester, the resourceful and determined Caleb never loses hope of bettering himself.

After Caleb is befriended by a fellow victim of trafficking, another road opens. Hiding in the woodlands by day, guided by the stars at night, he begins a new journey—to escape to a better life, to meet someone he can trust, and to find his family. For Caleb, only one thing is certain: making his way in the world will be far more difficult than his mother imagined.

Told through multiple voices and set against the backdrop of a haunting and frighteningly believable future, Bridge 108 charts the passage of a young boy into adulthood amid oppressive circumstances that are increasingly relevant to our present day.

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  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Wunderkid PR for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Richard

    Although sent in the future, within a new world order, where climate change, wildfires and water shortages have triggered mass migration this is a very current novel regarding the subject matter. The ...

  • Tina

    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. A poignant and timely story about forced migration, unlawful immigration, and the hurdles we face trying to adapt to systems that are ...

  • Andy Weston

    A dystopian tale of refugees working illegally in the north of England. It was if moderate interest, but lacked substance. It may work if aimed at the young adult (12-15 year old) market.It touches on...

  • Bruin Mccon

    Bridge 108 is a dystopian fiction book about England after “the fire” when there are a flood of migrants coming up from Europe and the English are divided between people who received inoculation t...

  • Amanda

    If you like or are even mildly curious about thoughtful, smart, socially speculative/dystopian fiction then Bridge 108 is for you. Charnock has given us interesting and believable characters with comp...

  • Zoe L.

    Bridge 108 is a sharp and witty new dystopian story. Imagine The Giver mixed with The Outsiders and you have this new story. As I was reading this I was instantly reminded of the classic ya stories. T...

  • Bethany

    Cool concept, not great execution and the story was all over the place....

  • Gareth Beniston

    Exceptional. Full of empathy and understanding. Clear-eyed and tough but full of compassion too. Highly Recommended....

  • Jennifer

    Man, did I have a hard time with this book. I started out really enjoying it, and I think that was the problem. If I just hated it from the get-go, when it started to go in strange directions that I d...