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by Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia
"Bridge to Terabithia" is a children's novel by Katherine Paterson. The story follows the friendship between Jesse Aarons, a fifth-grade boy, and Leslie Burke, a new girl in town. They create an imaginary kingdom called Terabithia, which they access by swinging on a rope over a creek. In this magical world, they face their fears and escape their troubles. However, tragedy strikes when Leslie dies while trying to cross the creek during a storm. Jesse is devastated but ultimately learns to cope with his grief and finds solace in remembering Leslie and the time they spent together. "Bridge to...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages