Bridge to TerabithiaeBook - 1977
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This book has stood the test of time for me - even as an adult.
DBRL_KrisA Jul 22, 2017
In 1977, when this book was published, I was 10 years old - the same age as Jess and Leslie in the book. And if I had read the book that year, I think I would have found a lot in common with Jess - the inability to fit in, the interest in things artistic and fantastic, but also the need to keep ... Read More »
Remember how I said "Where the Red Fern Grows" wasn't the last book I cried about. Here's another. I remember this book so fondly, so it belongs on my reread list.
The life of a 10-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he
becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an
untimely death while trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia,
during a storm.
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Jess Aaron's wanted to be the fastest runner in 5th grade, he has been preparing for the "race" since summer started and now he is ready to go, but that all changes when he meets Leslie Burke, who shows him that imagination can change his life. They make an imaginative kingdom called Terabithia and have many adventures along the way. Then a terrible accident happens... leaving all of us in shock and despair.
jesse gets a grade 5 boy going through poverty gets a light in his life when his new neighbor leslie moves in the create a magical world they name Terabithia but sadly leslie tries to go to teribithia by herself and drowns in the river jesse has to overcome the sad loss and in her honor builds a bridge across the river.
"Jesse's colourless rural world expands when he becomes fascinated with Leslie, the new girl in school. But when Leslie drowns trying to reach their home Terabithia, Jesse struggles to accept the loss of his friend." (Novelist Review)
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