Free Read [Christian Book] ↠ Bridge Daughter - by JimNelson æ

  • Title: Bridge Daughter
  • Author: JimNelson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Young Hanna thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before until her mother explains the facts of life Hanna is a bridge daughter, born pregnant with her parents child In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter.A mature bookworm who dreams of college and career, Hanna is determined to overcome hYoung Hanna thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before until her mother explains the facts of life Hanna is a bridge daughter, born pregnant with her parents child In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter.A mature bookworm who dreams of college and career, Hanna is determined to overcome her biological fate Navigating through a world eerily like our own, she confronts unyielding attitudes and instinctive fears as old as humankind itself.Then Hanna learns of an illegal procedure that will allow her to live to adulthood at the cost of the child s life.
    Jim Nelson s work has appeared in North American Review, Confrontation, Watchword, Instant City, Switchback, and other fine venues His books include A Concordance of One s Life stories , Everywhere Man, and Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People.His latest novel is Hagar s Mother, the sequel to Bridge Daughter Kindle Press, 2016.He lives in San Francisco.


    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kindle Scout.)“Your mother wants the child you’re carrying. That’s the motherly instinct, one of the strongest instincts in the world. I’ve never heard of a mother seeing it any other way.”This was a YA dystopian story, about a girl who was pregnant with her parent’s child. Hanna was an okay character, and I felt quite sorry for her that she was having her life taken away from her. It seemed [...]

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    Sandra "Jeanz"
    INITIAL THOUGHTSApproaching reading this e-copy I was really looking forward to learning more about the dystopic society. I also think reading the excerpt and being a part of the kindle scout program voting has increased by anticipation for reading the bookOUGHTS WHILST READING2% After discovering this one via kindle scout I knew that I had to read it!"30% In just one word? "Intriguing"n't want to put it down!"REVIEWThe cover is really cleverly done, as it represents the main concept of the book [...]

    Lora Shouse
    Hanna Driscoll lives in some kind of alternative universe where nearly everything appears to be just like it is in our universe except for the way humans reproduce. In this universe normal women do not give birth to their own real children. Instead they give birth to what are known as ‘bridge daughters’. The bridge daughters are born pregnant with their parents’ real child. They appear to be just like normal children until they are around thirteen, when their pregnancy suddenly becomes app [...]

    This story takes place sometime in the 70's. It tells the story of bridge daughters and one special bridge daughter, Hannah, is the main character. A bridge daughter is born pregnant with her parents' child. It is like a parasitic twin that starts growing when the bridge daughter turns 13. When the twin is born, the bridge daughter dies, her purpose in life was to nurture her parents' healthy child. Hannah's family raise her differently than other bridge daughters. She has been educated and love [...]

    Rebecca Davison
    A Story That Will Shatter Your Heart, BEWARE!!!Oh my goodness! I've never read anything like this before. This is one screwed up Society. Even though this story is told from the perspective of a 12 to 13 year old girl, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enraptured from the first chapter. Several controversial subjects are sewn in to the main plot with a very sadistic twist. This book takes being a serogate mother to the extreme. I truly loved the inventiveness of Nelson to create this ent [...]

    Luan Pham
    Great fiction bookThe author combined biblical source to tell story of thirteen years old girl in Concord California and with sad ending. Great fictional story.

    I received a free copy of this book through Kindle ScoutReally an amazing story. How do we choose which lives are more important? I think I would have preferred a different ending, but I have no idea what that would have been. Any variation seems to end in the same place - choosing which life. Well written and very thoughtfully done.

    Susan Schimmel
    This is a very quick read, possibly in the young adult category. I found the premise of the bridge daughter fascinating and enjoyed following Hanna as she made her harrowing life choices, moving from her initial devastation to eventual acceptance of her situation. This dystopian novel has so many parallels to our own reality that it is very believable.

    Barbara Bush
    Very intense storyExcellent writing, I truly could not put it down. After reading the book synopsis as a sci-fi/fantasy release, I wasn't sure if it was really my type. Once I started it I was so drawn in that I finished it in one day.

    Haunting and beautifully written. I could not put this book down! I found Hanna to be a strong and likable protagonist, and I was rooting for her the whole way through. The similarity between the world of the story and our own world was unsettling and very thought-provoking.

    Infuriating. Still, it was fascinating . I read 85% the first night – that's the first time in a long time that I stayed up late to read almost an entire book.

    Well now I'm going to be having nightmares. Excellent book though.

    Janet Charlton
    I received a free copy of this book through the Kindle Scout programme so I think I should write a review. I rarely write reviews and this one is particularly difficult because I have mixed feelings about the book. On the one hand the book is very well written and on the other hand it is rather disturbing as it gives us gives us a world very much like ours where there is a large underclass of bridge daughters who really have no hope and are generally treated very badly. The worst thing is that t [...]

    Jennifer Lee
    ** I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review**Wow, this was an emotional story. It's been a long time since I had a good ol' ugly cry while reading a book. This was a very thought provoking and emotionally traumatizing reading experience for me. The whole concept of a bridge daughter is both interesting and terrifying at the same time. The story is about Hanna and how she is what they call a bridge daughter. She is born pregnant with her parents child and when she turns [...]

    Bridge Daughter is a very unique and original story. The premise is basically that most women do not give birth to their own children, but rather, they give birth to bridge daughters who are born pregnant with the parents’ "real" child. These daughters are just like normal children until their pregnancy suddenly becomes apparent at about the age 13. It doesn't take much to imagine that the main character in this story doesn't want to have her parent's baby and instead wants to go to college an [...]

    Rebecca Carlsen
    I don't really know what to say about this book! It was an extremely disturbing premise, and I couldn't stop reading it. It was like watching a car crash and being unable to look away. It's a YA book set in an alternate reality where human reproduction has evolved very differently. Hanna finds out on her 13th birthday that she is a bridge daughter - she was born carrying her parents' child, and the dormant pregnancy will soon begin progressing. Shocked and scared, it tells the story of how she d [...]

    Rhonda L.
    What an absolutely bone-chilling premise! This is one that I would love to read. The vivid (and might I add "twisted") imagination of this author! I fully intend to check out his work Happy Reading everyone!

    Mandie D
    This was odd and strange. It is sad. Not a bad book. It just isn't something I could come to say I enjoy.

    Do you grow up and become your own person or slowly succumb to your own biological predispositions and societal pressures? Great sci-fi premise executed expertly by Jim Nelson.

    Bridge DaughterIt is not often that I find myself fully in tears at the end of a book. This is well worth the read.

    Very interesting in many ways. Emphasizes very strongly the unfairness of (real) life.

    If I had to sum this book up in one word I would say intriguing.The book follows thirteen year old girl named Hannah. She is, what is referred to in the book, a bridge daughter. This means that she is carrying her parents child and when the baby is born she will die. There seems to be no way around this until she meets a friend of her aunt who had a procedure called a bi-graft. The process is illegal and after it is performed the recipient has to go into hiding for the rest of their life. It kil [...]

    Nikki Kitchen
    I don't know what to think about this book. It's a difficult concept, a mother giving birth to a human incubator, who will in turn, give birth to the "mother's" child 13+ years later and then die. The story is incredibly well written and interesting, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I don't think it's the kind of story I could read again and again, which is why I'm going to donate it to my local library. For me, there are so many ethical questions that are raised in this book, but seeing how it's [...]

    There were several typos.There were also a couple of logical glitches. For example when she says that birth mothers nurse bridge babies but by the time the real babies come they’re ready for solid foods but then when she visits baby Cheryl’s house it stinks of sour formula?But still the idea is truly intriguing and the story itself is thoughtfully done even if I wish the main character made different choices

    Sharon Huether
    I won this Free book through first reads.Hannah was thirteen and had to follow the tradition set before her. She was to bear a child for her parents. She had many questions and tried to to change her fate. Her friends seemed to accept this way of life better than Hannah, but to no evail. Hannah bore the child her parents wanted and slipped away peacefully.This story was out of the box for me.

    Great book book 1 of 2 bit you could read book 2 Alone but highly recommend read this one first it's a book that makes you wonder if it was real and really happened ? What would you do ? It's a story that seems believable as if it could happen in real life if the world happened that way

    Katy Carkuff
    Interesting indeedI felt as if I was Hannah, as I read the story. I swayed with every emotion, and hoped that all would be well for Hannah. The concept of a Bridge between parenting made the plot very interesting.

    Jane Braem
    Too sad an ending.I was hoping for a different ending. Too sad and morbid for my liking. I couldn't enjoy the book knowing how it was going to end. I'm not sure I want to read the next book.

    Interesting but not the happy ending I was hoping for. It was an interesting idea, and I liked sine characters more than others, but I wanted a nice, happy ending or more closure.

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