Bridie's Fire

This sweeping historical novel for young adults documents the adventures of Bridie, an orphaned Irish teenager who escapes the potato famine that claimed the lives of her parents and baby brother Independent and stubborn, Bridie makes a new life for herself in the rough and tumble world of Australia during the nineteenth century gold rush Her adventures with miners, otheThis sweeping historical novel for young adults documents the adventures of Bridie, an orphaned Irish teenager who escapes the potato famine that claimed the lives of her parents and baby brother Independent and stubborn, Bridie makes a new life for herself in the rough and tumble world of Australia during the nineteenth century gold rush Her adventures with miners, other migrants, and even a traveling theater troupe paint a vivid picture of early life in Melbourne Bridie s resilience and courage make her a compelling heroine for teenage readers and her heartwarming story will engage them in the vivid historical setting.
Bridie s Fire This sweeping historical novel for young adults documents the adventures of Bridie an orphaned Irish teenager who escapes the potato famine that claimed the lives of her parents and baby brother Inde

  • Title: Bridie's Fire
  • Author: Kirsty Murray
  • ISBN: 9781865087276
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Bridie's Fire”

    1. This was a really good book. I wasn't so keen on the portrayal of the theatre people's relationships but up until then I had thought Murray had done very well to balance horrors and devastation with moments of hope and the relationships that feed survival. The complexity of loyalty and an individual journey I thought were well plotted. Love was real but threatened by reality. Awful choices had to be made and people were scarred by their choices.It was also good that the book did not attempt to b [...]

    2. YA? Really?I'm a bit confused. Halfway through the book, at a very climactic chapter-end, we learn that Bridie is eleven years old.Hmmm which would have made her eight or nine at the start of the book not that she acted that way. She always did seem older.This is a really fine book, well-written, with a background steeped in both Irish mythology and history. The character of Bridie is complex and satisfying. She grows from a child on the Dingle Peninsula (at the time the Potato Famine arrives) t [...]

    3. This is book 1 of a series of 4 books. They are sequential but tell a different persons tale who comes along around the time the previous book ends.This is the first and tells a tale of Bridie who lives in Ireland in the time of the beginning of the potato famine. It's a bit blunt about how life is for a child at this time so you really get the feel for how it was. She becomes orphaned with her brother and ends up in a home. And at a young age she is separated from her brother and sent to Austra [...]

    4. A very well written book that really helps you to feel what each character is feeling. I found it quite informative also, whilst being able to understand this information and the hardships each character went through. The only issue I had was there was still several unanswered questions and some plot holes, though they will perhaps be answered in the other novels in the 'Children of the Wind' series. Overall though a pretty good book.

    5. BRIDIE'S FIRE, by Kristy Murray, I think was a really good book. I really liked Bridie's character -- she had flaws (she wasn't perfect, or totally charismatic) and she was a strong person. She had strong wants and she was tough. She persevered until she got where she wanted be. But while her core personality never wavered during the book, she was still a dynamic character.I really like the scene at the beginning of the book, when she and Brandon climb up onto a horse that appears to be wild. Th [...]

    6. I read this book in primary school and I fell in love with it. Not only because of the way it is written, the storyline and it's historical features but also because of the name of the book- Bridie's Fire. Bridie is my name and so I loved it even more. The Author came to our school and she asked me to stand up and she was like, whats your name? and I said Bridie and she laughed because she was talking about the book. Anyways, this book has a lot of energy in it. It's sad, entertaining, adventero [...]

    7. Tragedy strikes spirited Bridie's family when the potato famine destroys their crops and leaves them starving and destitute. The family's struggles become harder and harder, until eventually she makes her way to Australia, where she struggles to keep the fire inside her burning. I found this a little slow to start, but the more I read about Bridie, the more I liked her.An Australian historical fiction for kids 13+.

    8. I really liked this book even though i am not into history type books. It was really sad at the start but i wanted to keep reading. I thought the ending could have been a bit better but i really liked the last page :)

    9. I really enjoyed Bridie's Fire. I wasn't really expecting myself to like it because it was a book we had to read for school, but I really liked the writing and the plot. Good read.

    10. I loved this book! There was a bit too much death in it for my liking, but other than that, it was a very enjoyable book to read!

    11. Haunting. Beautiful. Enrapturing.I loved - love - the characters, the story and the pace of the book. Kirsty Murray knows how to tell stories. I love the entire series and this is my favourite.

    12. This was an inspiring book about a young girl Bridie and her struggle through life as she escapes Ireland's hunger famine to work in Australia. This story outlines the struggles she is faced with

    13. Bridie is a very confident and inderpendant. She shows a great amount of courage when she is faced with many obsticals. It is a brilliant book to read.

    14. i think it is really interesting plus i learnt a lot, defiantly my favourite book I've read in a long time

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