Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition

Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition

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Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 271 reviews.
Dacota_WV More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Dacota B., WV Book title and author: Bridge to Terabithia by: Katherine Peterson Title of review: A Very Well Written Book Number of stars (1 to 5): 5 This a book that is about two friends who lets their imagination go wild, in a secret land. I think the author's main point is that to let your own imagination Without getting hurt in the process. Jess Aarons is a boy who's biggest ambition in life is to be the fastest runner than the whole 5'th grade. Then Leslie, a new student to the school, beets all the boys on their own field in races, and this is where Leslie and Jess meet. Throughout the book Jess and Leslie create this kingdom of magic which is a rope's swing across the creek. Here in this kingdom Jess and Leslie let their own imagination go wild which is why this kingdom is so magical. I think this book achieves its goals by a very vibrantly written story that brings you through a great friendship that last throughout the story. I hope my review will make you anxious to read this very interesting book. Thanks for reading my review of Bridge to Terabithia.
josh21 More than 1 year ago
I higly recommend this book Bride to Tarabithia to all readers who have wild immaginations. This book that I am reviewing is Bridge to Tarabithia is has a great story behind the covers. The Story tells you that you can put your mind into anything and it can happen. The Genre is for all ages its easy to read and easy to understand. The story takes place at Lark Creek Elemenatry and Tarabethia. All the action takes place in Tarabithia even when a tragidy happens can Jess step us as king and rule the tarabithians. when they made their own country Leslie became the queen and Jess became the King, they ruled with each other with companionship. The story fulfills the purpose because it tells us if we put our minds in work any thing is possible I agree. The Main Characters are Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke they go to the same school and the founders of tarabethia. I recommend this book to everyone read the book first then watch the movie
5thgradestudents More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia was the best book I've read. This book was the best because there is a lot of imagination you could escape to. When I read this book by Katherine Paterson, I knew she was a good author because she really describes the characters Jess and Leslie. When Jess met Leslie he was shocked because she was the first person he trusted. Their friendship was the best, but then the unthinkable happens. You should read this book to learn about Jess and Leslie's friendship. When you read this book you are going to hate Ellie and Brenda but love MayBelle . Maybelle is Jess's smallest sister, but you are going to be shocked when you hear about what MayBelle did. She did something really horrible. Terabithia was the secret place Jess and Leslie built. I recommend this to somebody who likes imagination and adventure. I also recommend this for teachers to read to their class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book Bridge to Terabithia there is a friendship and a death. There are bullies and people who are just full of themselves. This book is so cool. I enjoyed it. And I think you would enjoy it too. Bridge to Terabithia is about a boy and a girl who become friends. They also make up a secret place that they use their imagination. And have all kinds of different animals. It's like a magical world that no one knows about but them. I love this book because it is so outgoing. And it makes me feel like I'm in the book. The other reason I like this book is because it has a lot of action in it and it is creative. I also think that the way they use their imaginations in this magical world called Terabithia! Some people think and say that it is dumb and it don't make since and that it is boring. I don't think it's boring, because it's just awesome!
Kacie_d_wv More than 1 year ago
Jess Aarons isn't always understood in his family. When his new neighbor moves in, everything changes. Her name is Lesile Burke. Leslie and Jess at first are basically strangers. After a while they become friends, as they break through challenges. Beyond some fields there is a small creek. Not too high above is an old rope. They imagine that after you swing on the rope onto the other side of the creek that you are in their magical land they call Terabithia. They work together and build forts (castles) and explore their kingdom, walking as the king and queen of Terabithia. The challenges at school come to life in Terabithia, as they face them in both places. Both of them work together to face them all, they truly were best friends. As the challenges get bigger, they get stronger. In the end the two of them come across their biggest problem yet, which turns into a struggle not everyone can face as Jess has to get all the help he can get. As his family actually listens and helps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good book, I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this to anyone.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: This was a decent read, a quick read, a sad read. Not at all what I was expecting.  Going in to this book, I was expecting more of a fantasy angle. More magical kingdom in the woods. At one point, I had to go back and reread part of it because I thought I was missing something. What I got out of this book was something very reminiscent of the movie My Girl, which obviously came after Bridge to Terabithia. However, the story was one of strength and where we find it. It is a coming of age story but not really about lost innocence. I think Jess’s reactions at the end were pretty spot on for an 11 year old boy. Speaking of the end, I thought it was sweet. I liked the changed dynamics. I enjoyed the very end. As for the characters, all were well-written. Jess wants to be good at something besides art. He is a very talented artist but that isn’t something that is smiled upon by his family. I think he just really wants to be accepted by his father. Leslie doesn’t quite fit in but she is very intelligent. She likes to push the boundaries a bit. I really liked Jess’s father but not until Christmas and the ending. The sisters were sisters. Each played their role. Would I recommend it: Sure. Will I read it again: I will not unless my  kids read it in the future and I want to refresh my memory of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 5th grade, and I loved it, now I am in 8th grade and I still love it. I have read it a hundred times and still read it all the time. The book tells the story of young Jess and how he wants to be an artist, when his family constantly shuns his dream. Then one day a new family moves into the Old Perkins Place. Jess makes friends with a young girl named Leslie Burke, who is constantly made fun of because she acts like a boy. Jess and Leslie become the best of friends. I don't want to spoil anything, but the end is really sad.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia is a wonderfully, heartbreaking story about a boy named Jess and a girl named Leslie. Jess Aarons was trying to be the fastest runner in fifth grade, but his life completely changes when a girl named Leslie moves into the house next door. Leslie is bold from the start. She becomes the first girl to cross over to the boy’s side of the playground. Besides that, she outruns Jess and the other boys. This seems like a bad start to a friendship, but Jess and Leslie don’t let that stop them. After this rough beginning, they grow to like each other more and more. Their friendship inspires the creation of an imaginary kingdom called “Terabithia” where the two can escape together. It’s a special place where dreams become reality and their bonds strengthen. It’s ‘a place just for us’ according to Leslie. The invented world of Terabithia resides in the forest beyond Jess’ house and can be entered only by crossing a dry riverbank using a rope swing tied to an old crabapple tree. And of course, Jess and Leslie are king and queen. Things are perfect until a terrible accident leaves Jess alone. Will things ever be the same again? And will Jess be able to rule Terabithia on his own? I really liked this book. It can be sad at times but that makes it more meaningful and this is balanced by many happy moments. Katherine Patterson makes the story seem so real I actually felt like I was in the book. The Bridge to Terabithia is geared towards ages 8-12, but anyone can enjoy its wonderful and poignant story. I give it 5 stars. Review by Young Mensan Martha C., age 10, Columbus Mensa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jess Aarons has one concern over the summer, to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade. He has been running every day for the entire summer and thinks there is no way he can be beat, that is until a new girl moves into town, Leslie Burkes. Leslie just so happens to beat all the boys in a race to determine who is the fastest. What starts off as anger and annoyance turns into a strong friendship between the two outcasts. Together they create a world they can escape to, Terabithia. Bridge to Terabithia is frequently challenged for occult/Satanism, offensive language, and violence. People argue that the book promotes Satanism through its false representation of Christian salvation. This argument is based off of a few sentences in one chapter of the entire novel. On the way back from a church service which Jess deemed boring but Leslie found fun, May Belle tells Leslie that she has to believe in the Bible or God will “damn [her] to hell”. Ten year old Leslie contradicts this saying that God is too busy running the beautiful world around them to go around damning people to hell. Some Christian’s found this offensive saying that this idea, spoken by Leslie, is untrue; however not everyone is of the Christian belief. However everyone does have the right to their own opinion. By removing this book from libraries someone’s point of view is being hidden from the public eye. While the challenges based on violence are ungrounded because there was almost none present and where there was violence is was more implied then explicit. These points of challenge however are very minor pieces of the entire novel which portrays good values such as how friendship strengthens you and that it’s important to be kind to everyone. Paterson, Katherine, and Donna Diamond. Bridge to Terabithia. New York, NY: Crowell, 1977. Print.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been wanting to read this book for a while, and when I finally purchased it I could not put it down. This book is full of surprises and gives you a REALLY deep message about family, friendship and the important things in life.I read this book aloud to my son and we both enjoyed its simple story of friendship between a boy and girl. Although somewhat predictable, what sets this story apart is its refreshingly honest depiction of its characters, their dialogue, and their emotions. We saw what was coming, but we stayed with it because we cared about these individuals. Summing it up, it's about a wonderfully gentle story about a young boy with a heart. I loved it!  
The-Roaring-Reader More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book about family, friendship, understanding, and loss. Children can be greatly enriched by this book as they learn how important friendship is and learning to not judge others. Emotions are expressed greatly through this author and she is a wonderful writer who writes from her own experiences. This is a great book for children dealing with the loss of a loved one or is having a hard time being accepted in school. Great for readers between the ages 10-13 and parents will enjoy it too. The secret land of Terabithia will come alive for each reader and they will come to love the characters as they learn to care for each other. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was 11 yrs old and loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia is a big tearjerker near the end. This is a book that will not only make you cry but laugh as well.Jess Aarons is a simple country boy. One day he meets Leslie Burke, a girl that loves to wear jeans & T- shirts. They become friends and create a new world together called Terabithia. They go to this world every day after school. Read this book, you will love it.This is a very good book. It was very shocking & suspenseful. You can¿t go wrong with this book.I hope I have made you want to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book my favorite part is Jess and Leslie both created a Terabithia, a magical place in the wood. The part that I didn't very like is the beginning of the story because it boring, just tell about Jess and his family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest runner in the 5th grade. He trained the whole summer. A new kid named Leslie Burke came to his school. Leslie lives near Jess so he goes to her house and their tree house. Leslie actually became the fastest in the 5th grade. They made the tree house in the woods near them. The tree house has a rope to get across the little stream. The rope became weak and It broke making Leslie fall into the stream killing her. I like the book because it gave very good detail. The detail with the woods and the characters was outstanding!! When they had to defeat the “monsters” the level of detail was mind-blowing!! Also the characters were easy to picture in my mind, that’s why I gave it a 4!!!
jooooooooooooohn cenaaaaaaaa More than 1 year ago
Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest runner in the 5th grade. He trained the whole summer. A new kid named Leslie Burke came to his school. Leslie lives near jess so he goes to her house and their treehouse. Leslie actually became the fastest in the 5th grade. They made the treehouse in the woods near them. The treehouse has a rope to get across the little stream. The rope became weak and It broke making Leslie fall into the stream killing her. I like the book because it gave very good detail. The detail with the woods and the characters was outstanding!! When they had to defeat the “monsters” the level of detail was mind-blowing!! Also the characters were easy to picture in my mind, that’s why I gave it a 4!!!
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful and touching book.  I wish I hadn't been sitting in the public library when I finished it, because even though I've seen the movie and knew what was coming, I was a blubbering mess.  It's a lovely tale of friendship and adventure and I recommend to anyone from child to teen to adult who hasn't already read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Greatest "Bridge to Terabithia" is an incredible, moving book that every reader should read. The two main characters form an incredible bond, each coming from different points of view. This book deserves 5 stars hands down. I strongly recommend it. I have read it 3 times and I could not stop!
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jb70 More than 1 year ago
Part of me cannot understand why Barnes and Noble would have the fact that Leslie dies as part of their overview. I hate when really powerful parts of books are given away in a book synopsis, book trailer or review without at least a spoiler notice. That said, I doubt there are all that many adults who haven't already read this book so most of us already know. I must admit that while listening to this audio book I did not cry when Leslie's death occurs. Even as an adult this part usually makes me cry, I think I have less of an emotional investment in audio books that ones I read on the page. It has been a number of years since the last time I read it. I decided to listen to it because my son is reading it at school with his class. I had considered listening to this one with my children a number of times and I have always had such an emotional response to her death that I wasn't sure if it would be a good idea. At the end of the book there is an interview with the author and her son. Having never looked into learning more about Paterson I had not known that she took events from her own life to create this book. Her son's best friend, Lisa, to whom the book is dedicated, died as a child and this is part of how she worked through her feelings about the loss. I am sorry now that I shyed away from this as a shared audio book with my children, I think that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia is about a life of a 10 year old boy and girl. The girl’s name is Leslie. Leslie becomes Jesse who is the boy’s  neighbor. Who then later becomes his best friend. They have a place in the woods were they use their imagination. One day when Jesse was out, Leslie went to Terabithia alone. The rope breaks and an accident happens. The bridge to Terabithia changes their lives.  I enjoyed Bridge to Terabithia a lot. At first it was boring talking about how Jesse runs. When Jesse meets Leslie it gets better. There is  action at school. When he is in Terabithia it gets way more exciting, over all I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia begins in the small town of Lark Creek. Lark Creek is a quiet, tiny town where Jess lives and goes to school. Everything starts to change when someone moves in next door.  The settings in this story are Jesse’s home, which is a small farmhouse and Lark Creek School, a building where the children go to learn. The last place is a place that Leslie and Jess create Bridge to Terabithia.  The characters are Jess Aarons, the main character who loves to draw and puts his heart into running. Leslie Burke has a great imagination and can cheer any one up. May belle, Jesse’s annoying little sister, always wants to do what he does. Mrs. Edmunds is the only teacher who cares about Jesse’s artwork. Janice Avery, the biggest bully in the school, was a bear with a bad attitude. She was mean, snotty, and grumpy. Jesse and Leslie’s friendship starts like this, a girl moves in next to Jess.  At school she is in Jesse’s class. The routine goes on until one day they want to explore so they race each other to the end of the road and find a creak. At the creak there’s a rope that you have to use to get across. This would be the conflict. Jesse and Leslie go across the creak by swinging on a rope. As they take a walk they find a magical place. The magical place was a playground. The magical place was fun, exciting, and exploring. They have fights with creatures. They use a big part of their imagination too. This would be the rising action This is still the rising action. Leslie and Jesse stand up for Jesse’s little sister by giving Janice Avery some pay back.  The climax starts and ends with some unbelievable news that Jess just can’t accept. The resolution is trying to get Jesse ‘s life back on track. May belle becomes queen Terabithia. The Burkes go back to their normal life by moving back to a different town.  I wish I could change the ending so that it’s not so emotional. If your looking for a book that is all about action, adventure, and curiosity, I would recommend reading Bridge to Teribithia. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
          I am going to tell you about a story with a boy who meets a girl, and they build a fort together called Terabithia.  They meet at Jess’s home when Leslie Burk came to meet her neighbors. Jess was a racing team sprinter. .   He always tried to win the race.  Jess, a fifth grader, goes to Lark Creek School. Leslie, a fifth grader, also goes to Lark Creek School.  Leslie arrives in the country and meets Jess.  Leslie and Jess build Terabithia together.  Terabithia had Leslie, Jess, and P.T.                  Jess and Leslie stop a bully from bulling Jess’s little sister.  P.T. was a puppy in a top puppy show.  He could win worlds cutest puppy.  Leslie joins Jess’s family for Christmas. The climax of the story was disappointing.  When Jess went to the art museum a tragedy happened.  Jess thought that his life would never be the same. I hope you enjoy my summary of Bridge to Terabithia. I thought the book was thrilling, twisted, and amazing.