We are-two crazy teenagers-Raven and Beez and on this blog we hope to enlighten you with our hilarious comments on the countless books we have read ;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beez: Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.

That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.
This story.
We've all seen the movie. We all love the movie. We've all cried over it. But what about the book?
Yeah, the books the same.
This book is a trip back to our childhood where we all lived in our worlds, had our issues and saw the world differently. Its about the simple things of our childhood and how we were so new to this world and loved stories and had wild imaginations running around.
In this book, we live in Jess's mind and meet our favourite exotic Leslie and then go to the kingdom of Terabithia were two children are the king and queen of their fantasies. Jess might be a eleven year old boy who lives a life a world apart from ours but my inner child was immediately friends with him. Jess is a different sort of boy. He has some darn determination and a damn good heart. That is probably another amazing thing about this book, it lacks any malice and contempt people grow to have.
This book is definitely a childhood classic but well its a recommended read for all ages.
The author has created the characters so well and the story is quite beautifully written and you know, 'its an out of book feeling".
Another best thing about this book is Leslie's colourful imagination. She fascinates us the way she fascinates Jess. And then there's her awesome family.
Also Maybelle.
She is seriously the cutest!
In general, the part I love the most about the story is the end.
*spoiler alert*
No I'm not happy that the author killed Leslie off, but then she this probably was her only way to have her chance to have tea with Satan for whatever reason.
And that's not my favourite part of the story.
My favourite part is the part after Leslie's death, the part where Jess graciously kills us with his sweetness and cuteness and crowns Maybelle as the queen of Terabithia.
Because what could be a more wonderful moment than that?
Its one of those moments when your heart blooms with happiness and your choking with emotions and your smiling inside out because damn this boy is good. And because apart from being so cute and just lost a best friend, he's the sweetest guy and the best brother you could possibly ever have! Again, too much emotion.
I guess, now you should go and read this book?
You probably should.
Will break your heart but worth it.
(And now you know what to do if you ever want to have tea with Satan ;))
Lots of love and watermelon,