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Bridge To Terabithia
Bridge To Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only d...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590132008
ISBN-10: 0590132008
Publication Date: 10/1995
Pages: 128
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 157 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
I read this book the first time as a grade-schooler. I loved it, I loved how it didn't lie to me and how it didn't pretty things up. I loved the purity of it. I searched for it for years and finally found it again (I was incredibly surprised that so few book-store employees had never heard of it!) in my twenties. It took me back to the first time I read it and I enjoyed it just as much as an adult as I did when I was younger. I highly recommend this book and have even gone so far as to buy and send copies of it to friends and relatives since finding it again.
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Helpful Score: 4
A classic, must read. Only passing on because I have another copy.
It's a book you'll read over and over at any age.
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Helpful Score: 3
One day while bored near the holidays, I, at 37 years old (adult kids with no grandkids), watched this movie. I loved it. Being a member of PBS , I decided to read this children's book. I am so glad I did. Don't ever think you are to old to read a child/young adult/pre teen book! I almost missed out on one of the best books I have ever read!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of the best children's books I have ever read. It's a powerful, yet simple, story about friendship, life, and finding your place in the world. Despite being an award winner, this book is frequently banned - do yourself a favor and fight censorship by reading this wonderful tale!
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An older Newberry-award winning children's novel published in 1960, I think, about a fifth-grade boy named Jesse who wants nothing more than to be the fastest runner in his class, and his new neighbor Leslie, who (even though she's a girl) beats him handily in a race. They become fast friends in spite of it, and spend hours in the fields and forests across the creek near their houses, in a make-believe world Leslie has named Terabithia. Fifth grade leaves some hard lessons to be learned for Jesse. I loved this book--very heartwarming, gut-wrenching story of growing up and learning to deal with the curve balls life throws at you.
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A truly extraordinary book! A little sad as well but still truly inspiring!
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I read this book back in middle school and the story has stuck with me ever since. It tells a story of a beautifully developed friendship and the magical world they have created across the bridge. Anybody who had a big imagination as a kid will be able to appraciate this story.
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This book fascinated me as a kid. I hadn't read many books where the characters' lives were so different from my own, but had the same fantasies (of a faraway land abiding by their rules) and activities (poking around in creeks, as opposed to being sucked through time for a magical adventure) as I did. And in the end, it still makes me cry.