Bridge to Terabithia

I’ve been feeling a bit lost on what to read lately, nothing on my “to read” shelf is appealing, so I finally read this kids book that I never read when I was a kid. Bridge to Terabithia is a classic and it’s a great story, as I found. I loved the way the kids portrayed were so realistic and also so honest.

I grew up in a very small town when until I was 10 (population ~600 or so) and there was so much in this book I could relate to. I especially loved how the friends interacted, how, without realizing it, they were saving each other. It isn’t easy being the odd one in a small town, as I can attest to, and this book portrays the ways in which two oddballs come to be friends.

This would be a super great book to read aloud with a kid, but also, if you want a good story that will occupy an afternoon, I recommend it.