Bridge to Terabithia

This week, I read a book a wonderful Newbery Award winner that will make any person’s imagination run wild.  I read “Bridge to Terabithia” written by Katherine Patterson.  This book won the Newbery Award in 1978.  It is about a young  boy named Jesse who happens to be a great artist.  Jesse meets a girl at school named Leslie.  They become great friends and create an imaginary world together.  They call it Terabithia and it is much like a kingdom.  I won’t spoil the ending, because I strongly encourage you all to read it.  This world that they create is fabulously detailed and creative down to the imaginary leaves and twigs.

I read this book when I was a young kid and I loved it.  When I realized that it made the Newbery Award list, I was determined to find it and read it again.  It was long enough ago when I read this book, that when I re-read it this week it was surprising to read it.  Reading a book that the plot is literally based on imagination makes a person’s imagination work.  This book reminds me so much of my childhood. I, like Jesse, grew up on a farm and had so much open room to create new “worlds” in.  Being able to relate to this book made it even more enjoyable to me.  I found myself indulging into this book and letting this Terabithian world take over my imagination.  And that… is what makes an amazing books. I’m an adult, and I was positively addicted to this book and its imaginary world.

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6 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book. Who doesn’t love a book that takes you back to your childhood and lets your imagination flow? I don’t think I have ever read this book or seen the movie. I will have to check this book out. Thanks for sharing!

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