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The Toll Bridge
Title: The Toll Bridge
Author: Aidan Chambers
Taking a job as a toll-bridge collector to escape family pressures and discover who he is, seventeen-year-old Jan meets and befriends Adam and Tess and the three test their friendship as each faces a turning point in his and her life.
To escape the pressures of suffocating parents and a possessive girlfriend, seventeen-year-old Piers takes a job as a keeper of a toll bridge and its cottage. There he befriends Adam, a charismatic wayfarer who shows up one day and refuses to leave. He also befriends a girl named Tess, and soon he and Tess find themselves strangely attracted to Adam and falling under his spell. The three test their sexuality and the bonds of their friendship as they discover who they areand aren’tin a harrowing course of events that leaves all three wondering if you can ever really know anyone.
Like the other books in The Dance Sequence, The Toll Bridge can be read alone or as part of the series.