Saturday, 21 August 2010

Review: Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. 

That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, 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.

I picked Bridge to Terabithia up mainly because I love the movie and I can't believe I never read it as a kid! I
t's a really cute story with endearing characters, in Jess, Leslie and Jess's little sister May Belle. 

It's a tale of imagination and friendship but, although it's a relatively short book, it also contains so much more. There's many sad parts to this story such as finding out the truth behind school bully Janice, Jess' relationship with his dad and of course if you've read the book or seen the movie you'll know the bit that'll make you cry.

A must read for nine to twelve year olds which can still be greatly enjoyed by teens and adults alike.

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