View Full Version : Review on Bridge to Terabithia
05-03-2011, 06:39 PM
Bridge to Terabithia is a wonderfully written book by Katherine Paterson, with a fairly recent movie made based on the book. It is well written, clear and thought provoking. All characters were realistic. It is an emotional book though, and should not be read if you do not like sad stories.
It describes its characters very well.
I highly recomend this book.
05-03-2011, 08:45 PM
This is not a review. It's not even a summary. It's less than what the blurb would tell us on the back of the book, with an untidy ending spoiler tagged on the end.
Tip 1. for reviews: don't spoil the endings.
A review is supposed to show the reader whether they should read the book or not. What did/didn't you like about it? is a good start point. Would/wouldn't you recommend this book too us, and why? How do you think the author handled the story - was it well written, age appropriate, confusing, underdeveloped, were the characters realistic, was the fantasy element well-done or messy, is it moralistic, emotional, did you have any questions (no-spoilers), was it easy to read or a slog? etc, etc.
You don't have to include all that, it's just to help you think about what you might consider when reviewing a book.
As it happens, I've read this book, and seen the film, so if you'd like to expand on your review, I'd be happy to discuss this book with you, if you like. :)
05-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the advice! Please read the revised and corrected version.:):):)
10-21-2012, 06:47 PM
I was sobbing by the end of this book.
I couldn't believe that Leslie (I think that's her name) dies! The boy's grief felt very real to me, because I had recently lost a friend. Katherine Patterson did a good job with that aspect of it, I think.
It is still a favorite book of mine, but I don't know if I want to watch the movie. I think that would just make it even more real, and I'm a mess when stuff like that happens in movies. It's worse than when it happens in a book, because I can see faces and it makes it more real to me.
10-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Hmm... I've never read it, but I have seen the film. It was the first movie I ever cried at.
10-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Was it a good movie? I don't really want to see it unless it's worth crying over. I hate movies with sad endings. LOL
12-08-2012, 08:10 PM
The movie is okay, the movie really changed how I felt about the characters.
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