You no longer follow Amy

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Amy

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Amy

Toronto, ON, Canada | Member Since 2010

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 0 reviews
  • 0 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Bridge to Terabithia

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Katherine Paterson
    • Narrated By Robert Sean Leonard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (90)

    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.

    Karen M. Bovenmyer says: "Don't wait to discover this classic"
    "Light and easy listen."
    Overall

    I’ve seen this novel described as fantasy, and it is in a way, but to me it is simply general fiction. The fantastical elements are purely imaginary and are shown to be such. Terabithia is the kingdom they create and rule to give them some control over their lives, and to have fun. This is the imagination at it’s best and is sorely missing from kids play these days. I can remember my sisters and I going on long ‘adventures’ as we called them through the back woods – though never created any magical kingdoms that I recall…

    Either way, a great story about the importance of friendship, kindness, and seeing things through another’s eyes. A lot of great lessons in here for all of us. Leslie is often referred to in reviews as a lesbian though there was no mention of her being a lesbian and I couldn’t find anything solid that referred to it. Her love of sports, dislike of dresses, and active mind were all likely considered gender non-conforming and so she gets the lesbian title given to her. I’d like to hear more on this from those in the know…

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.