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.