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Bridge To Terabithia
Bridge To Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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Niaaelizz
Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson

“When he was in first grade, he told his father that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He thought he‘d be pleased, he wasn‘t.”

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Niaaelizz
Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson

I would use this in a classroom to help demonstrate and foster the importance of friendships and imagination!

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Niaaelizz
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The first chapter of this book is an introduction to the main character, Jesse Aarons. Jesse‘s character is relatable to that of children for multiple reasons. Many kids can relate to having their eyes set on a goal, and people and other factors holding them back. From this first chapter, children can see different and similar family structures.

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keetoncarter
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“Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion.“

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keetoncarter
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This is a good book for kids that would feel outcasted because it can show them that just because they different doesn't mean that it is a bad thing.

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keetoncarter
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Bridge to Terabithia is a modern fantasy that is quick to read but is a great story. Two new friends create their own world away from those that bully them. One of the reasons that I loved this book when I was younger was the fact that there is a movie. As a child that did not like to read it always motivated me more to read so that way I could see the movie then compare and contrast the two.

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Kyle Donahue
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You have to believe it and you hate it. I don't have to and I think it's beautiful.

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Kyle Donahue
Bridge To Terabithia | Katherine Paterson

This book would be a great read for kids in the 3rd- 4th grade. It is a short and fast paced read. I believe that they will be able to comprehend it.

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Kyle Donahue
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Full Book- This book was a great read. It deals with the grief of a friend at such a young age. Jess didn't believe it at first, but soon recognizes it was real. Many kids might have to deal with some sort of grief in their lives and this book would be a great way of explaining that to them.

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Addison_Reads
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#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #BannedBook

I am not a person who understands the need to ban any book, and I was lucky enough to have a teacher who read us this banned book in 4th grade and it changed me as a reader. This is the first book I remember making me cry. It made me feel so emotional that I just wanted to curl up and live inside its pages forever. 💚 Beautifully moving book about childhood and friendship.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3w
Nute Wonderful review! 3w
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LibrarianRyan
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5 🌟

I don't care if you read the book or watch the movie, this has me in tears EVERY SINGLE TIME. I read it first as a child, but read it again every few years to remember a childhood of adventure, tree climbing, and lost friends.

This story has been told in various ways over the years. If you are a fan of the movie My Girl, pick up this book. If you want to cheat, watch the movie.

Hoopiefoot Mine too! I had to this read this aloud to my Dad (long story...he was trying out some theories for his PhD research) and it was so hard because at first it was about country kids running races at recess and later it was all 💔💔💔💔💔 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Hoopiefoot Yes. Everytime I re-read it I seem to forget the running races to see who can be the fastest. 1mo
MoonWitch94 Every. Single. Time. Sobbing endlessly since I read it in school as a kid. 1mo
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GypsyKat I‘ve still never read this! 🙈 1mo
LibrarianRyan @GypsyKat OMG you need to. It is so good. And short!! 1mo
BookNAround I think Katherine Paterson was the first author I ever met in person (I tagged along to an ALA meeting with my mom‘s cousin when I was in college). When I was introduced to her at some cocktail type party, I stammered like an idiot and was practically incoherent. This book is such a heartbreaker but if I need a cathartic cry, I know I can pull it out and be weeping almost at once. 1mo
Oryx Yeah I can pretty much start crying just thinking about this one ♥️ so good 1mo
GypsyKat @LibrarianRyan I definitely do! It‘s on my list! 1mo
UnidragonFrag I keep meaning to read this. The movie is SO good and sad :( 1mo
Branwen Omg YES this book! It makes me cry everytime too! 1mo
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I LOVED The Bridge to Terabithia in 4th grade. It makes me so happy that my 4th grader loves it too!

She‘s read it a couple of times in the last few months, and then Friday afternoon the girls spent several hours in the backyard making their own “bridge to Terabithia”! They dragged some broken pavers over under the bushes. And partially dismantled the old playhouse and put the wood to use. ❤️ #raisingreaders

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Loved this. I hadn‘t heard of it before I read @annebogel .
Poignant and the reflection by author was wonderful as well.

LibrarianRyan AHHHHH.. My FAVORITE BOOK!. The movie is just as good. 2mo
Tereses I‘ll have to track the movie down! 2mo
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howjessreads
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We got these book-themed candles at work, and this one smells soooooo good. Also 💯 fewer tears caused by the candle than the book. 🤪

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BookishBecky
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bring. Your. Kleenex. That‘s all Im gonna say. 😢 3mo
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Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.

Stephen Levine

#bridge
#quotsyaugust19
@TK-421

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perfectsinner
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Aww, I wasn't expecting that at all! 😮

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😭😭😭

catherine2 I 💕💕💕 this book so much!!! 4mo
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perfectsinner
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My two next weekend reads.
Probably going to start with Bridge to Terabithia first.

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One_With_Books
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Decided on this as my banned book for the year. I don‘t think I am ready for the tears that will follow.
#banned #books #bannedbooks #reading #challenge

LibrarianRyan 😢 😢 😢Oh mannnn. Oh Mannnn. So good but so 😢 4mo
Kaila-ann Definitely going to need tissues but it‘s such a good book. 4mo
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MeJeMiller
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So I didn‘t read this as a kid, I‘ve only seen parts of the movie. I knew kind of how it ended. But let‘s break my heart anyway. I felt strongly about the lazy sisters and about the younger sister. I felt for the parents and the main characters. I liked that they referenced The Chronicles of Narnia. I may have lived this as a kid.

jpmcwisemorgan There was some discussion about movies that broke peoples hearts on Twitter recently and this was one of them. I‘ve not seen the more recent movie, I watched the older one as a kid and I‘ve read the book at least once. It‘s definitely one that rips out your heart and stomps on it. 6mo
MeJeMiller @jpmcwisemorgan the ending is a subject matter where the only way your heart wouldn‘t get smashed is if you had no heart. 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan Exactly! 6mo
FeastingOnFiction This book wrecked my 11-year-old mind. I can still remember reading the ending and yelling out loud, as well as how upset my peers were with our teacher the next day for making us read it lol. 6mo
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LiterRohde
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“I see a land bright and clear
And the time's coming near
When we'll live in this land
You and me, hand in hand.”

#SongsOfSummer | 9: #SummertimeSadness

📷: Made with Typorama

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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ahoffkosik
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It‘s Episode FIFTY of my nostalgic book podcast, and I can‘t think of a better way to mark the moment than to revisit a true classic. Katherine Paterson‘s 1978 Newbery Medal-winning Bridge to Terabithia *definitely* fits the bill. With the help of viral essayist and author Meg Elison, I take an emotional trip down memory lane on this ep. Get your tissues ready, because THAT ENDING! 💔 Link to listen in bio!

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GatheringBooks
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#AMonthOfSongs Day 28: ‘We need a place,‘ she said, ‘just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.‘ .. She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. ‘It might be a whole secret country,‘ she continued, ‘and you and I would be the rulers of it.‘
#Believer
My review of this heartbreaking, timeless novel along with two other Newbery Medal winners: https://wp.me/pDlzr-4Y2

marleed I read this book aloud to my daughter before the movie and having no idea the storyline. Let‘s just call it The Ugly Cry. My daughter still talks about because she does not tear up to a book or movie! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read this but think I should. Stacked! 6mo
LibrarianRyan My fav book and that cover sucks. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @OriginalCyn620 you so should. It‘s pretty short. 6mo
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FantasyChick
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I haven't done an update in a while but I don't think I've read anything that fits either 😂
I read this for #MiddleGradeMay and I've actually been wanting to for a looong time. Sooo sad but a really good, quick read.
✅ With a dog in it
✅ Where a character dies
✅ Made into a movie

#MayMadness #MayScavengerHunt @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @RadicalReader

TheReadingMermaid Just a few more to go!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻 you‘re so close 7mo
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I loved all of these books, but they were so sad. #notearslefttocry #amonthofsongs @original @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#MiddleGradeMay -the tagged book😭

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😭😭😭 7mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 7mo
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EmilieGR
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Cries my eyes out

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LiterRohde
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“You think it's so great to die and make everyone cry and carry on. Well it ain't.”

#AnglophileApril | 22: #BoysDontCry

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen Great graphics 8mo
Mdargusch That makes me want to cry. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I still remember this book vividly. 8mo
gradcat Oooh, this is a very nice post...I love this—kudos! ❤️ 8mo
emilyhaldi 😩😩😩 8mo
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Christinak
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Before I could stop myself I began to really tell how the children were, leading my startled tablemates deep into the story of David‘s #grief. No one interrupted me. But when I finally shut up, Ann Durell said very gently, “I know this sounds just like an editor, but you should write that story.
- Katherine Paterson‘s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech
#QuotsyApr19

LibrarianRyan Love love love this book. 8mo
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LibrarianRyan
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1. Tagged
2. I‘m traveling to Terabithia, I‘ve always wanted to go
3. Th river. It can be deadly
4. @Trashcanman @Bookzombie

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cjbattiste
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“At the bus stop he looked up, half expecting to see her running up across the field, her lovely, even, rhythmic run.”

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cjbattiste
Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson

The characters are developed well in this book and so many lessons can be taught. Good for teaching children about friendships and their value.

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cjbattiste
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I remember hearing so much about this book when I was younger. I know the storyline, but don‘t actually remember reading it. However, ask anyone you know and someone will remember it. This book has a lasting impression on so many people no matter what age they age. This just goes to show that Paterson wrote a classic that will go down in history as one of the best.

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ConnorLaCroix
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"Your girlfriends dead, and Momma thought you was dead, too."

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ConnorLaCroix
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Stoll almost tear up whenever leslie dies.

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ConnorLaCroix
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Bridge to Terabithia is so amazing. It's so full of imagination that is so important for kids to have and to get them to love reading. It's also so sad which you wouldn't really expect for a kids book.

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jennacavanaugh
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"It was as though he had been made with a great piece missing-"

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jennacavanaugh
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I really want to read this book and then see the movie.

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jennacavanaugh
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This books sounds really interesting to read! I loved seeing a book with the theme of imagination and how children can create an entire world with nature around them. I feel like this is an important book for children to read because it allows them to cherish their imagination and to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

MODERN FANTASY
Rating 4/5

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HBecker20
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“It wasn‘t so much that he minded telling Leslie that he was afraid to go; it was that he minded being afraid. It was as though he had been made with a great piece missing - one of May Belle‘s puzzles with this huge gap where somebody‘s eye should have been.”

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HBecker20
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I think this book demonstrates that friendship is the most important part of children‘s lives, and is key to developing imagination. In the book, we learn that participating in the kind of friendship that the characters share is worth even the most devastating loss.

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HBecker20
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The life of Jesse changes when he becomes friends with Leslie, the class insider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia. The world is inhabited by many magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.

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I'd never read this book when I was younger, but after seeing mention of it here I thought I'd give it a try. What a beautiful book, with simplicity and depth, about love and fear and friendship. I'm sure I would have appreciated it as a young person, but as an adult I think it meant that much more to me. I cannot praise this book enough.

sixgun @EliseJames Did you read this school? I never did and I cried a whole afternoon. 10mo
Lchnessmnstr I just finished this book start to finish on a flight... so many tears during landing! Think I may have a scared a few of my fellow passengers... beautiful story. Reminded me of My Girl. 9mo
sixgun @Lchnessmnstr I cried too. So many tears!! It reminded me of My Girl too. A wonderful plutonic childhood friendship. 9mo
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monalyisha
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“Bridge to Terabithia” was my first, true experience with “Literature” as a kid (BSC doesn‘t count 😆). I coveted Leslie‘s golden sunroom, wanted a puppy to name Prince Terrien, & cried my gosh-darn eyes out. I love/d it so much that I have a wreath inspired by the one Jess makes for Leslie (with all of the flora mentioned in the book) tattooed on my shoulder. I love it more with every reread. 💕

Thanks for the #26KGiveaway, @IamIamIam !

mdhughes72 What‘s BSC? 11mo
monalyisha @mdhughes72 Ha! Babysitter‘s Club. 💁‍♀️💅📚 11mo
mdhughes72 Ohhhhh 11mo
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IamIamIam Oh my goodness, I love your tattoo!!!! 😍 I read this a few years ago & woke my husband up ugly crying!!! That was a bad scene but a gorgeous book. Thanks & good luck! 💜 11mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m going to make it a goal to read this this year. 11mo
monalyisha Thanks @IamIamIam! & @MelissaSue81 Yes! Do it! 🙌🏻 11mo
sammisho Beautiful tattoo! It is one of my favorite books too! 11mo
greenhairdontcare As if BSC doesn‘t count! 😭😝😂 11mo
monalyisha @greenhairdontcare Oh, hi! 👋🏻 Don‘t mind me... just, “say[ing] hello to a friend.” 🎶 11mo
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Carolhreads
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I remember watching the movie a long time ago and loving it , it was so sad I didn‘t watch it a second time . Now that I‘ve read the book I wouldn‘t mind reading the book over and over . Leslie mentions Narnia a time or two and the quote that comes to mind to me is “ Once a king or queen in Narnia always a king or queen in Narnia .” It makes me long for my own Narnia and my own Terabithia.

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Carolhreads
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Starting

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executivespooky
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I cry every time