Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bridge to Terabithia
First of all, my kids are probably too young for this book, but I read it to them anyway because IT IS AMAZING. Man, I forgot how good it was. One of the most well written children's books of all time.
It's about the forming (and then loss) of a friendship between 10-year-old Jesse and his new neighbor Leslie. If you don't know what happens in it, I'm not going to ruin it for you. But I kind of wish that I had waited longer for the kids to read it, for them to discover it on their own at an age when they were more ready for it. But they did like it and it did hold their interest throughout.
This really is such a great book.
Ocean, age 7 - "I don't know what to think of it. I liked it. I loved it."
(Note: Ocean was in a weird mood when I asked her to comment on this.)
Ezra, age 5 - "I was kind of scared when Leslie died, but the rest of it was okay. I really enjoyed it. And I hope you read it."
(Note: There goes Ezra again, spilling the secrets.)