Bridge To Terabitia-Katrin Paterson

English Class; Book Cover - Maja Nastic

The biggest ambition of Jess Erronse is to be the fastest kid in 5th grade.
He trained all summer and he can't wait to see the looks on the faces of the other boys when he'll beat them.
But in the first day of school, a new girl is moving without any shame the boys' side, joining the compitition and beats everybody. This is not a promising start, but betwin Jess and Lezly, the new girl, develops a brave friendship, and quickly they become unseparated from each other.
Lezly is imaginative, and together they build Terabitia, a magical kingdom and boundless in the forest, there they rule as king and queen.
And then, one day, the disaster happens,
and Jess relizes how much power and bravery Lezly gave to him...
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in 1978, it won the Newbery Medal.

Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when a friend of her son was struck by lightning.

Its content has been the frequent target of censors and appears at number eight on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books for the decade 1990–2000. It is studied in English studies classes in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

It has been adapted for the screen twice: a 1985 PBS TV movie and a 20017 Disney/Walden Media feature film.

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Bridge to Terabithia - trailer