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Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Boy on the Bridge


Book #80 Read in 2013
The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford (YA)

Laura is on an exchange program, spending a year of college in Russia.  She meets a boy named Aloysha and the two have an instant connection.  As their relationship grows, Laura begins to make Aloysha her top priority, skipping classes and missing curfews.  Her roommate is afraid that Laura is just being used to get a ticket to America and that Aloysha will ask Laura to marry him so she can bring him home with her.  She does not believe he would do such a thing....but is she right?

This book was a good, quick read.  I must have watched the movie Taken too many times because I kept waiting for Laura to get kidnapped and made into a Russian sex slave, but that did not happen.  However, there were twists and turns about Aloysha and whether or not he was truly a good man. 

I borrowed this book from the public library.

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