Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bridge to Terabithia

      I haven't done anything about books on this blog, so I decided to do a book report. This is a book that I just finished. It is a great book about friendship and a sudden tragedy.

      Bridge toTerabitha is about two kids and a make believe land. It all started on the school playground. I am not going to give away the story, so you will have to read the book to see what happened on the playground.
     Two kids, Jess and Leslie, find a rope swing in the forest. Leslie decides to swing on it. She lands on the other side of the creek. Just into the forest is a land they like to call Terabithia. They build a hut out of wood and pretend that they are the King and Queen of Terabithia. It is a land that only the two of them know of. They don't share this secret with anyone else.
    At school there is a bully named Janice Avery. She is really mean to Jess's sister, May Belle. To get Janice back, Jess and Leslie play a trick on her. Then one day Leslie hers Janice crying in the girls bathroom. She then finds out why Janice was being such a bully.
     Jess and Leslie become such great friends. One sunny morning Jess's music teacher asks him if he wants to go to Washington D.C. He asks his mom who is partially asleep and she said "hmmm um". So he goes. Jess had a great day until he got home. Everyone was acting weird. A terrible tragedy occurred and changes Jess and the land of Terabithia forever.
     If you want to see what the tragedy is, you can read Bridge of Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. There is a movie in addition to this book. I suggest reading the book first. The movie might make you sad when you get towards the end. I enjoyed this book, and I think you will too. 


  1. This is one of my favorite books. I think the film is a good adaptation of the book. Usually I am disappointed but I really enjoyed watching the movie with you last night!

  2. Grace,
    When a film can accomplish what you have seen in your mind's eye while reading the book, it is a work of art. Your imagination is so incredibly powerful and can create such elaborate images, the movie director has to meet or surpass them in order to achieve your appreciation of their adaptation of the story into film. Sounds like a great film and story.

  3. sounds interesting!I hope you write some more book reviews!

  4. I loved reading that book! That was a long time ago, as I am 13 now, but I still loved it!!!!I don't think I've seen the movie though.....

  5. This sounds like an interesting book. i'm having a book giveaway at my blog:http://lac998.blogspot.com/. Check it out, if you'd like!

  6. Wow! That sounds like a great book! I'll have to read it!