Bridge to Terabithia is a story about Jess Aarons, a boy whose ambition was to be the fastest runner in fifth grade. But things changed when he met Leslie Burke, the girl who had beaten him in a race and had taken the title he badly wanted.
Jesse had never thought that he would be friends with Leslie. Eventually, they became the best of friends and together they built Terabithia, a kingdom where the two of them reign as king and queen. Terabithia had been 'a place just for them (us)
', as Leslie calls it, where they can do whatever and be whoever they want.
This book, though pretty short, has a really great and heart warming story. I was touched by how strong Jess and Leslie's friendship was--how they always had something to learn from the other, and how they were always by each other's side, no matter what. While reading it, I was reminded of my own childhood--how things were much simpler and happier when I was younger--and made me realize how important it is for one to enjoy his early years in life and make the most out of it. As a saying goes, "Life is too short to be anything but happy."