- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books (2 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0690013590
- ISBN-13: 978-0690013597
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bridge to Terabithia Hardcover – 2 May 2017
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All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed.
In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage.
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The author is Katherine Paterson and this book won the Newbery Medal back in 1978. It still remains a popular book today and this is the third time I've read it.
The 'ordinary' characters were drawn realistically with strengths and flaws. Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke were the young and imaginative MCs. Jess came from a fairly severe, but loyal family. He was a normal boy who acted/reacted in normal ways and my lasting impression of him was - he's a good kid. Leslie was a quirky girl who had an 'old head' on her young shoulders.
The themes were somewhat meaty, but BTT was absolutely charming, too. It focused on the two tweens' friendship and their shared experiences. Additional elements in the story were tragedy and dealing with loss. The book was not a long read, but it somehow combined simplicity with complexity perfectly (very entertaining, too).
BTT was set in the 1970s with references to topical situations of the day. Of course, the important setting for the children was their representation of freedom and their opportunity to be individuals - the imaginary land of Terabithia.
Katherine's authentic writing used vibrant imagery and a lyrical style to express a wonderful and classic trope about childhood and life.
This book will sweep you through every emotion you possess, leaving you feeling amazed, bewildered and above all, inspired.
Definitely one to highly recommend and to re-read time and time again.