Jesse Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade class. Unfortunately, the school year begins and a new student – a new girl student – insists on running with the boys and beats him. The two students – Jesse and Leslie Burke become inseparable friends. Leslie is quirky and unusual and doesn't fit in well in Jesse's town, but Jesse doesn't care. He likes that Leslie is different.
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Together the two kids begin playing a make believe game about the magical kingdom of Terabithia. They swing over a creek on a rope swing to enter their kingdom where they imagine they rein and King and Queen. When a tragedy befalls one of the friends the other struggles to overcome grief and to understand a world where life goes on, even after things sometimes go horribly wrong.
The review of this Book prepared by Jennifer Selk