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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. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.

Performed by Robert Sean Leonard

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on October 24, 2017 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062658743
ISBN-13: 9780062658746
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  • hihi2468
    hihi2468Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    Bridge to Terabithia has an INCREDIBLE plot. I had to do a lot of book reports on it and I didn't mind the homework at all! Although it is a bit sad at the end, I hope you will enjoy this adventurous story!!! PEACE ! :)
    • singer116
      singer116Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm33 stars
      My teacher almost read it to us as a read-aloud, but other people voted for another book. I still wanna read it, it seems cool. And I wanna see what the "unexpected tragedy" is that the blurb on the back of the book mentions at the end.
      • LovetoreadThursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:05 am
        Bridge to terabitha is amazing I just watched the movie again I love the book the sad part is how Leslie died but I know what really happened to her the previews of the second book
        • davidn621
          davidn621Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:58 am44 stars
          Is a great a book and has a very exciting and sad twist to it, I liked because of the thought of my own personal kingdom, and having a place to have fun by yourself.
          • demosthenes
            demosthenesMonday, October 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm55 stars
            I want this book so bad, i cried through the movie and now want this book soo bad. i am determined to get it.
            • yanelly
              yanellyWednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:48 am
              I saw the movie and the book was way better than the movie so it is 5 stars
              • mechtech
                mechtechWednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm
                This book is so amazing but so sad at the same time. Jesse lives in a quiet rural area and he wants to be the fastest runner in the 4th grade, and possibly the whole school. He is getting close to reaching his dream when new neighbors move in and a new girl named Leslie comes to school. They become great friends and together the create Terabithia, which is a marvelous kingdom full of adventure in every corner. Soon after a horrifying incident occurs that ends their friendship in the living world, but Jesse realizes that his relationship with Leslie will go on forever no matter what may have happened.
                • happymoon
                  happymoonMonday, May 25, 2015 at 2:15 pm
                  This is a story of imagination, excitement, wonder and friendship. Jesse lives in a rural area is quiet, alone and independent. His major goal in life is to be the fastest runner in his grade, and hopefully in the whole school. He is close to reaching his dream when a new girl comes to school. Leslie is a smart, wise and strange girl who is ever faster than the quickest runner in school. Jesse absolutely detests her in the beginning, but eventually they develop a friendship. Together they defeat a bully, and create Terabithia, a marvellous kingdom where adventure begins in every corner and that is completely made out of their imagination. However, a horrifying incident occurs, and their friendship seems to end right then and there. In the aftermath of it all, Jesse realizes that no matter what, Leslie's relationship with Jesse will be never-ending.
                  • a-n-n-a
                    a-n-n-aSunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm
                    This book is a great book but so sad😢😢
                    • purpledrop
                      purpledropSaturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm55 stars
                      I don't want to give anything away, but when the tragedy comes, I like how the author puts the tragedy in a dream but then it really happens. I also agree with @tuttie2003. Jesse and Leslie are always connected.

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