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A very good book dealing with friendship, loss, adjustment, and moving forward with a thread of imagination throughout the entire book.
Bridge to teribithia was a book that I read in grade five. That book remained one of my favourites that entire year. Re-reading it now four years later was like stepping back into my past mind. The book is so well written and the emotions are so well expressed! Overall I would recommend this book to literally anyone, it's a very good read.
So well written. The author captures each of the character's voices in an understated but powerful way. Sad, but in a good way, if that is possible.
I read this for the "A Childhood Favorite" part of my 2018 reading challenge. It certainly sucked me in right away, then left me feeling lost and confused at the end. I was not expecting it to be so sad.
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 that side hidden for fear of being made fun of. Yes, I think 10 year old me would have really enjoyed this book.
Reading it at almost-50, I do have some issues - the first part of the book moves so slowly, and it's almost formulaic in the "local boy has no friends but a new kid moves into the old house next door and teaches him all about life". And I knew (I just knew!) that something bad was going to happen to Jess or to Leslie. But the events that do happen are so beautifully and tenderly written. And the last couple of paragraphs had me literally in tears.
Bridge to Terabithia is a book you can read over, and over, and over again, without ever getting tired of it. I remember the first time I read this, which was a few years ago, partly because I had to do a book report and couldn't find another book. When I finished it, I didn't regret picking that up. I cried and cried. I read this again recently and I love love love this book.
This book made me cry! I can't beleve THAT happend. I will never get over it!
So I read this book for the first time when I was nine. And I cried and cried and cried. And now I'm twelve- I know, I'm still not that big (I'm actually still really young :( ), but I still cry and cry and cry every time I read this book.
It's a fantastic book. Read it!
Jess isn't sure what to make of Leslie, the new girl in town, who unexpectedly beats him in the first race of 5th grade. Eventually, the two develop a deep friendship as Leslie gradually draws Jess into the magical world of Terabithia. When a tragedy forces Jess to rule in Terabithia alone, his life is changed forever.
Bridge to Terabithia is one of my childhood favorite books. I read this back in my elementary school years. I borrowed it again to bring back those memories I had when I was a kid. It's a story about friendship and the bumps along the way in life. This book is a recommendation
Beautiful. The first time I read it...it was amazing. This is a must read. Incredibly sad, if I was the crying type I would have cried. I love this book so much.
I saw the movie, cried , and was inspired to read the book and I'm glad I did! A beautiful story with just the right amount of drama.
awesome book! even though the ending was unexpected and depressing. definitly five stars
I had to read this with a student of mine. Great story for a 4th or 5th grader.
I think the book "Bridge to Terabithia," is a sad, yet exciting story about a girl and a boy who create a land named "Terabithia," and enjoy it every day until the girl meets her unexpected death of drowning in a river. This book captures many readers attention of the world of ficton.
Bridge to Terabithia is a story of a young, misunderstood boy in need of a friend. When a new neighbor moves in, they develop a friendship and hideaway (imaginary) place that they named Terabithia. Unexpectedly, his new friend dies, leaving him with regrets. This novel is much better than the movie. I reccomend this to preteens who love fictional stories!
It was so good! Yes, the end was really sad (I cried :P) but it was perfect!