Bridge to Terabithia

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Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to e the fastest runner in his grade. He 's been practicing all summer and ca n't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the last mont of school, th new girl boldly crosses over to the girl' side and outruns everyone.

That 's actually a very promising beginning for a relationshi, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.
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B001UFP6JY
Number of Pages
190
Original Title of the Book
Bridge to Terabithia
Publication Date
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published October 21st 1977

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It was part of what I stil consider to be my fourth grade teacher 's reign of terror- she read Where the Red Fern Grows and Bridge to Terabithia out loud to us ( and those are just the books I was in her class for), and I seriously think she did it for the ays when, inevitably, the entire class would spend the afternoon weeping at our desks.That said, though- and it needed to be said- this is a bad book; it was so engaging to me at thi age that I got it from he library after the first day she read it to us and finished it by myself later that night.

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aybe it ’ s a children ’ s ook and i ’ m s used to the shorter pace, but it seeme like a lot more needed to be fleshed out.

It all just happened very quickly and it was toug to gauge how much time was actually passing, and it seeme like the characters and plot were progressing faster than they probably actually were.I really need to pick up more children ’ s classics because reading book written and presumably set in the 70s was so fascinating!

There were references to Jess having anxiety in this and i ’ m glad it wasn ’ t portrayed as something like HE NEEDS TO MAN UP!

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Okay, so I writ this YEARS ago.

I say tha is about my 3rd reread, which proves this book is timeless.

God ai n't gon na end any little girls to hell.I do n't sa why.

I noticed other things, being an adult reading this, that I shoul n't have picked up on originally.

+ When the teacher reads out Leslie 's essay she says " this is an unusual hobby for a girl " ... which sort of tainted the chapter for me.

+ The whole Ms. Edmunds taking Jess to the city for mont was ... weird.

And if th book can only be timeless through all this?

Because it made me cry, dangit.I love the themes of uncanny friendship, of Jess feeling under-appreciated and overlooked and like a fish out of water in his family, and of being bullied and turning into the bullies.

And of course, the gut-wrenching happenings of Leslie Burke.Also the ending made me freaking sob again.

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And they do understand and can deal with hard topics in many ways better than us adults, who have learned to choke back the tears instead of actually crying.

I may choke back tears now, but when I was 10, I returned to my secret hideouts to cry and deal with things in my own way, in my own world, just like Leslie and Jesse do in Terabithia.

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We read Where the Red Fern Grows aloud in class and I was sobbing in front of veryone.

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