Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

After reading Paterson’s novel, I found myself shocked: how did I get through life without reading this?  If you’re looking for a Juvenile novel that changes your outlook on life especially with regard to how people change us forever, then I’d recommend you read this.  Jesse Aaron, Paterson’s fifth grade main character, struggles to find courage as both a runner and as a talented artist.  Leslie Burke then enters his life.  Together, they build the kingdom of Terabithia where their friendship and creativity blooms.  Despite the tragedy that occurs, this novel introduces serendipity to the young and invites older readers to always return to Terabithia.  For ages 10+.

- Reviewed by Jamie from Books Inc. Market St