Friday, April 13, 2007

Bridge To Terabithia


Bridge to Terabithia
By Katherine Paterson

I heard a lot of different opinions on this book from sad and depressing to a must read book. I wanted to see for myself……

Eleven year old, Jess Aarons has a pretty boring life. At home he’s the only boy besides his dad in a family of 5 girls. His two older sisters are vain and don’t care about anyone but themselves, his two younger sisters are unbelievably annoying, and his mom is over­­worked. At school he gets bullied around and almost all of his teachers bore him to death. His only two comforts are running in his family’s field early in the morning and his music teacher who is the only person who appreciates his unique love for drawing.

However, when Leslie Burke moved in next door and beat him in a very important school race, Jess didn’t think his life could get any worse. Oddly, his life changes when he unexpectedly befriends her. She shows him how to have fun by using her great imagination and creativity. She is a great example of a life loving human being. When Jess thinks their friendship couldn’t get any more wonderful, she starts an imaginary world and dubs them King and Queen.

I have read one other book of Katherine Paterson’s, The Master Puppeteer.
I wasn’t surprised when I found out that it won the 1977 National Book Award. I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to reading Bridge to Terabithia.
I have to say Katherine is a very amazing author with a great way of writing! She made me laugh, smile, and cry my eyes out in her book. Although, this book was very sad, it reminds you that life doesn’t always have happy endings and that memory isn’t a bad thing.

I enjoyed this book, but I recommend it for children over 13.


6 comments:

Erin said...

My thoughts were confused/mixed with this book. I'm still not exactly sure what I thought of it! I really really want to see the movie.

Acting Gal said...

I want to see the movie, too!! Laurie saw it... She said that is was good. But, she loves all disney movies!

Erin said...

I wish I would've seen it in theaters.

Michelle said...

I've never heard of that book before, Traci! Sounds good...I will put it on my list of books I need to read!

Michelle said...

Also, I like your new blog!

Acting Gal said...

Thanks Michelle! I liked my new format, but I missed my other one a LOT! Erin found it for me again...