A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove is a book about a 15 year old boy’s experiences that change him from a dull loner to a lively young adult. The story is set in modern times and set in the town of Wattle Beach. The protagonists of the story, Carl Matt, has been deserted by his father, mother and elder sister and left alone with his little brother, Harley Matt, the two moves to Wattle Beach and live with their arrogant aunt who treat them as tenants, forcing them to pay rent and threatening to kick them out from time to time. As the story progresses you are introduced to various other character, some of which have a past with Carl’s family. The story goes through a few pessimistic chapters and sometimes seem like the characters wouldn’t receive their “happy ending” but in the end everything works out and Carl and Harley are a part of a family again.
A good novel about the pressures of being a teen and being ostracized and having nowhere to go or no one to look to for support. I would recommend this novel to most young teens.