|Plot Summary of Bridge to Terabithia|
|"Jesse Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade class. Unfortunately, the school year begins and a new student – a new girl student – insists on running with the boys and beats him. The two students – Jesse and Leslie Burke become inseparable friends. Leslie is quirky and unusual and doesn't fit in well in Jesse's town, but Jesse doesn't care. He likes that Leslie is different.
Together the two kids begin playing a make believe game about the magical kingdom of Terabithia. They swing over a creek on a rope swing to enter their kingdom where they imagine they rein and King and Queen. When a tragedy befalls one of the friends the other struggles to overcome grief and to understand a world where life goes on, even after things sometimes go horribly wrong.
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Bridge to Terabithia|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
- good friends
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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