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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Hardcover - Crowell.jpg|Hardcover, USA, Crowell. This is the first art used on the book. It's pretty awful. The background looks like a petri dish and Jess (or is it Leslie) looks like an albino.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Paperback - Avon Camelot.jpg|Paperback, USA, Avon Camelot. Same gad-awful art from the original, only, this time, the kids are caught in a forest fire!
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Hardcover - New Windmills.jpg|Hardcover, USA, New Windmills. Kind of terrible. The kids are creepy looking, and it makes the book look like it's about two kids who get a puppy.
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Bridge to Terabithia - Unknown - Paperback - Puffin 2.jpg|Paperback, Unknown, Puffin. Hideous kids perform a Satanic ritual in the black forest. Nice.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Unknown - Unknown.jpg|Unknown, USA, Unknown. Looks like an 1980s release. Art is really good, kids just look bored.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Hardcover - Unknown.jpg|Hardcover, USA, Unknown. It just looks like Jess is trying to yank down the tree. The art is technically good, it's just a boring scene.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Mass Market - Harper.jpg|Mass market, USA, Harper. The strange lighting around the ramshackle fort and gnarled old tree give an air of mystery. A pretty good cover.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Hardcover - Harper.jpg|Hardcover, USA, Harper. The soft lines and silhouettes give this art a nice dreamy quality. I like it.
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Bridge to Terabithia - Unknown - Paperback - Puffin.jpg|Paperback, Unknown, Puffin. Looks like two kids playing on a rope swing while the forest burns.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Paperback - Harper - 40th.jpg|Paperback, USA, Harper. The 40th anniversary art is wonderful. The watercolor gives it a dreamy feel, and the castle in the background is nice. I like that both kids and the prince are included. My only problem is that the rope is clearly not long enough to cross the ravine.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Paperback - Puffin.jpg|Paperback, USA, Puffin. Wonderful ink art, great use of color, illustrates the feel of the story.
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Bridge to Terabithia - USA - Paperback - Puffin (Film).jpg|Paperback, USA, Puffin. This release uses a promo picture from the 2007 movie. The blue and orange palette is overused, but it certainly looks interesting. However, Leslie is not supposed to be a manic pixie dream girl.
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Bridge to Terabithia - UK - Unknown - Puffin (Film).jpg|Unknown, UK, Puffin. Another Puffin cover with a still from the film. It just looks like a summer camp photo.
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Bridge to Terabithia - UK - Paperback - Puffin.jpg|Paperback, UK, Puffin. A crotch-shot of a ten-year-old. Great work Puffin!
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Revision as of 13:52, 2 August 2017

Bridge to Terabithia is a book about two fifth-graders who pretend to live in a magical forest kingdom called Terabithia in order to combat how ostracized they both feel. It was written by Katherine Paterson and published in 1977.

The first time I knew anything about this book was a sentence example from an elementary school textbook. I recognized the example about 15 years later when I first read the book. I was inspired to read the book after seeing that it was being made into a movie. I read the book and adored it, then watched the movie, and was thoroughly disappointed. I have since found out that the book was first made into a movie in 1985, but I have yet to see it.

Review

Good

  • The book is well-written, exciting, and interesting through the whole story.
  • I love the friendship that grows between Jess and Leslie.
  • I like how it explains that bullies are often made that way due to things outside their control and should be helped rather than hurt.
  • The book hits you hard right in the feels.

Bad

  • Leslie's atheism is seen as a punishment worthy of hell by the townsfolk, and in the end, while there is some acquiescence from Jess's father, they don't really change. While this is pretty accurate toward reality, I would have preferred a more happy outcome.

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