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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.
 
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.
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 - Paperback - Avon Camelot.jpg|Paperback, USA, Avon Camelot. Same god-awful art from the original, only, this time, the kids are caught in a forest fire!
 
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.
 
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.
 
Bridge to Terabithia - Unknown - Paperback - Puffin 2.jpg|Paperback, Unknown, Puffin. Hideous kids perform a Satanic ritual in the black forest. Nice.
 
Bridge to Terabithia - Unknown - Paperback - Puffin 2.jpg|Paperback, Unknown, Puffin. Hideous kids perform a Satanic ritual in the black forest. Nice.

Revision as of 13:54, 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.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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