By Laura McNeal
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 26th,2016
Thisbe Locke was last seen standing by the side of the Coronado Bridge, leading to an inevitable conclusion--suicide. However, Thisbe’s sister Ted doubts this story, and sets out on a mission to figure out what really happened to Thisbe. THE INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE by Laura McNeal is a novel that integrates mystery and suspense into a believable, highly developed storyline. I enjoyed this book not only because of the captivating writing style, but because of plot twists that make the story unpredictable. I also enjoyed that this book offered alternating perspectives between children and adults in the community, which provided an interesting contrast between the often angsty teenage perspectives and the more mature, less open-minded adult perspectives. This novel grappled with many issues that teenagers face today, such as romantic relationships and depression, while accurately capturing teenage perspectives on these issues.