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The Broken Bridge Summary
Philip Pullman

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The Broken Bridge Summary

Plot Summary

The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman is a mysterious coming of age tale whereby sixteen-year-old Ginny Howard launches her own personal investigation into her family's background after clues and inconsistencies arise that create more questions for her than answers. She begins her journey as an innocent and sheltered adolescent who is protected by her father from a darker side of the world. Ginny's strong personality and her growing knowledge of her rare artistic talent work to keep her grounded and secure during her quest for the shocking truths she is about to uncover in her family's history.

An introductory childhood flashback returns Ginny to a time and place where she hears the playground children saying, "Eeny, meeny, miney, Mo', Catch a nigger by his toe" (p. 3). When Ginny thinks she desires to be more like them, her father assures her she is fine as herself. The children mysteriously...

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