Title: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Reviewer: Blaine H.
Star Rating: 3 Stars
Bridge of Clay is a book about the life of the Dunbar family. The Dunbar family consists of Michael and Penny Dunbar, and their four boys: Matthew, Clay, Tommy, and Henry. The entire story is narrated from Matthew’s point of view.
In most of the book, the story switches settings from the present to the past, when Michael and Penny met and fell in love. Penny was an immigrant from Poland who was taught by her father to play the piano. She moved to America and fell in love with Michael Dunbar. From there, they got married and had the four boys. Unfortunately, she suffered an early death, and the story tells exactly how that happened. After her death, Michael abandoned his children for quite some time. After some time has passed, he returns and it is incredibly awkward for everyone. Because he abandoned the children, the boys called him “The Murderer”.