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.
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!
#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.‘
My review of this heartbreaking, timeless novel along with two other Newbery Medal winners: https://wp.me/pDlzr-4Y2
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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. 💕
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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.
Day 22 of #31bookpics - made you cry. Bridge to Terabithia was the first book I remember crying over. We read it in 4th grade, and 😭. A few years ago I listened to Wave on audio, and whew. I had to pull my car over on multiple occasions because I was ugly crying and couldn‘t see to drive. (Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, husband, and 2 sons in the 2004 tsunami.)
Am I the only one who had never read this book or seen this movie? Well, I checked both of those off my list this past weekend. Great book, great movie.
(My first thought when starting the movie:
“Is that Peeta?!!” Yep!)
This was the longest week, ever😴 TGIF
Thanks @whatshesreadingnow for the tag!
1. Fifth grade. I had the best teacher and my fondest memory is of him reading Bridge to Terabithia to the class, and it igniting my love for reading.
2. Tie between Psychology and Creative Writing.
3. I do! One mini-me.
4. Does Te Fiti count? 😂😂
5. Let‘s tag @meghan2714 and @RavenLovelyReads annnd @rather_be_reading
1. Bridge To Terabithia.
2. Nope, currently reading Heft By Liz Moore.
3. Many, but one i want to read is Flowers For Algernon.
4. Banning books would just result in more pirated copies of the book. Which in turn hurts the author and the publication. Banning anything never results in anything good. People should be allowed to read anything they please.
This 40th anniversary edition of the classic is $1.99 today only on ebook
Steven reviewed it in a single sentence that sums it up for us both: “I don‘t see how a middle grade book can do this to somebody.” A brilliant and powerful read (not to mention a Newbery Medal winner).
#youngadult #YA #fantasy #magicalrealism #allthefeels
I don‘t even know where to start with this book. I read this book in middle school and saw the movie probably more than 100 times. I always thought I was a trio with Leslie and Jessie. This book is amazing because it takes your students‘ imagination to another world. It is such a pleasurable read and I think everyone should read this book at least once (also see the movie!) I read that this book is for ages 10 and up but I read it earlier.