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Bridge to Terabithia

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 396,431 Ratings and 13,068 Reviews

Book Description
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess ... More
Book Information
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
BindingHardcover (54 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages144
Publication Date10/21/1977
The Creators
About Katherine Paterson (Author) : Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels.... more
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About Donna Diamond (Illustrator) : Donna Diamond is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Donna Diamond include Bridge to Terabithia (Thorndike Press Large Pri... more
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2/24/2014 Lola Perkett tagged as: I read

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12/13/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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10/1/2011 Allison Hunter-Frederick said:
Bridge to Terabithia starts out with Jess Aarons practicing for school recess races, but ends up being mostly about friendship. Everything else is gravy. And, to throw in another food metaphor, like a hearty stew there is a whole lot of everything else. Katherine Paterson has included most everythin... more

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8/18/2011 Glen C Strathy tagged as: I recommend

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11/10/2009 Jordan Johnson said: one of my favorite coming-of-age books.
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10/10/2009 Nicole Acomb said:
This book is much smaller and thinner than I remember. I wish I could read it as I read it back when I was a child – because I know it would be read so differently. The story itself is so beautiful The friendship shared between Jess and Leslie is magical and I love how Jess was able to learn so mu... more

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7/6/2009 Kiersten Pavlovsky tagged as: I read

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6/22/2009 Chris Doyle said: This was the book that made me want to write!
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6/6/2009 Mary Paladin said: Liked this very much. Wonderful story, full of emotion. The author handles a very raw situation with authenticity and compassion.
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4/15/2009 J.Susanna Watt said: Such a sad and heart warming story.
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3/10/2009 Tutin Rosmiati said: I've read it. beautiful friendship, full of imagination, with supprising ending, so saddning
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2/17/2009 Harold Clark said: Katherine Paterson is a consistently great writer. My favorite writer and my favorite book. I have read this one many times.
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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 140918
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10/14/2008 D.M. Cunningham said: This is my all time favorite book. It moves me every time I read it. Thank you Katherine Paterson!
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10/4/2008 Heather Zydek tagged as: I read

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2/13/2008 Vivien K. tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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11/21/2007 Lynndy Bennett tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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10/23/2007 Mahtab Narsimhan said: Poignant!
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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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8/5/2007 Tracy Grand said: My daughter Alex is reading Terabithia this summer.
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5/5/2007 Ashley Pasco said:
Paterson earned a place on my bookshelf with this book. It was excellently written and I loved the story very much. I connected with this book because as a child I had such a vivid imagination, even more of one than I do now. This was a great read and I recommend it to everyone and anyone who lov... more

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4/16/2007 Barb DeMoney tagged as: I recommend

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