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Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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Fifth grader Jess Aarons, a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia, becomes friends with Leslie Burke, a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their magical kingdom in the woods, Terabithia, during a storm.
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BookishBecky
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bring. Your. Kleenex. That‘s all Im gonna say. 😢 6d
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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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One_With_Books
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😭😭😭

catherine2 I 💕💕💕 this book so much!!! 1mo
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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

Kaila-ann Definitely going to need tissues but it‘s such a good book. 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😢 😢 😢Oh mannnn. Oh Mannnn. So good but so 😢 1mo
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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. 3mo
MeJeMiller @jpmcwisemorgan the ending is a subject matter where the only way your heart wouldn‘t get smashed is if you had no heart. 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan Exactly! 3mo
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. 3mo
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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 😎📚🎶 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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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! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read this but think I should. Stacked! 4mo
LibrarianRyan My fav book and that cover sucks. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @OriginalCyn620 you so should. It‘s pretty short. 4mo
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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!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻 you‘re so close 4mo
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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 😭😭😭 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 4mo
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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 5mo
Mdargusch That makes me want to cry. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I still remember this book vividly. 5mo
gradcat Oooh, this is a very nice post...I love this—kudos! ❤️ 5mo
emilyhaldi 😩😩😩 5mo
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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. 5mo
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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
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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.

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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. 8mo
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. 6mo
sixgun @Lchnessmnstr I cried too. So many tears!! It reminded me of My Girl too. A wonderful plutonic childhood friendship. 6mo
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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? 8mo
monalyisha @mdhughes72 Ha! Babysitter‘s Club. 💁‍♀️💅📚 8mo
mdhughes72 Ohhhhh 8mo
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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! 💜 8mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m going to make it a goal to read this this year. 8mo
monalyisha Thanks @IamIamIam! & @MelissaSue81 Yes! Do it! 🙌🏻 8mo
sammisho Beautiful tattoo! It is one of my favorite books too! 8mo
greenhairdontcare As if BSC doesn‘t count! 😭😝😂 8mo
monalyisha @greenhairdontcare Oh, hi! 👋🏻 Don‘t mind me... just, “say[ing] hello to a friend.” 🎶 8mo
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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

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Hoopiefoot
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Stumbled on this bridge on a trail run today and thought immediately of this book ❤️

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howjessreads
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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.)

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sammisho
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1. Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prarie, Bridge to Terebithia
2. cake, but I would never turn down pie.
3. Baking
4. I love living in Kansas City, but somewhere warm all year around.
5. 😘😘😘
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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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!)

CouronneDhiver I must be living under a rock - haven‘t heard of this one. 11mo
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AdeleReads
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My library audiobook holds keep coming in and bumping my plans to get into a hard copy book. But how can I resist revisiting this gem from childhood when it‘s narrated by Robert Sean Leonard?

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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

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

tammysue Your welcome! 🤗 12mo
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sudi
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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.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👍🏻📚 12mo
sudi @wanderinglynn 💖💖💖 12mo
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jtorch2
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Way better than the movie

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Q84
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Some books from last weekend's library friend's annual sale!

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DragonAuthors
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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).

https://dragonauthors.com/bookwyrms/2018/08/25/bridge-to-terabithia/

#youngadult #YA #fantasy #magicalrealism #allthefeels

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GypsyKat
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I‘ve never read this modern classic, but this sale is a good reason to change that. #BookSale

sammisho One of my all time favorites! 13mo
megnews My teacher read this aloud to us in elementary. It was the first book that ever devastated me. 13mo
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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.

AmyPerezCubas Book by Katherine Paterson 14mo
AmyPerezCubas This book is TL and UDL 1.1 because I would show the students the movie after we read the book and ESOL 2 for small groups! 14mo
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Gabylaurel10 I‘ve been wanting to read this book!! 14mo
emilybanne I love this book and the movie. It always makes me cry! I think it would be great for a literature circle and the students can really do some reflecting! 14mo
AmyPerezCubas @Gabylaurel10 It is wonderful! Did you see the movie? 14mo
AmyPerezCubas @emilybanne I KNOW! What a great idea!!!! 14mo
DrSpalding Build on your resource a bit more. Literature circles would work well! This book is not traditional literature… What other genre would be correct? 13mo
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✨Book; Bridge to Terabithia.📚😭
✨Food; Hmm... Bread! 🍞
✨Author; Leigh Bardugo.💜
✨ TV show; Breaking Bad and it's spin-off Better Call Saul. 😎
#ManicMonday #ItsActuallyTuesday @JoScho

JoScho 💖💖💖 14mo
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mom2bugnbee
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? Bridge to Terabithia
? Brownies
? Dan Brown
? Back to the Future

This is fun! I'm going to go back & do "A" as well!

#manicmonday @JoScho

sudi Back to the Future ❤❤❤ 14mo
mom2bugnbee @sudi MJF was my middle school/high school crush. I graduated in 1989, so my school years were during his heyday. ❤️ 14mo
JoScho I really considered Back to the Future 🖤 14mo
Jess7 Back to the Future!! 💥🙌🏼 14mo
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