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    I would say that the text gives several good examples of Leslie being brave; however, the text does not offer much explanation as to why she is as brave as she is. It could be a genetic trait, and...

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    Yes, I believe that Leslie is a brave character. Leslie's family has recently moved to the area, which means that Leslie is the new girl in school. That is a scary situation for most kids....

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    In general, Jess's family does not have a big problem with Jess being friends with Leslie. That does not mean they are all completely supportive of Jess, though. Jess's dad is probably the least...

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    The person crying in the bathroom is Janice Avery. Jess and Leslie believe that they are the cause of her crying. Janice Avery is a bully. She physically beats people up and steals things from...

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    To cry poor is to whine, complain, or make excuses about how you're very poor or how your life is hard because you're very poor. For example, you're crying poor if you say, "Uhh, I really really...

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    Leslie wants to go to church with Jess and his family. Jess's family does not go to church often. Chapter eight tells readers that the Aarons family only attends church on Easter, and it is a big...

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    In Chapter 11, after waking from a nap on Wednesday night, Jess feels overwhelmed with a vague sense of dread because he partially remembers that his best friend Leslie has just died. Her death...

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    Leslie's parents have the same career. Both of her parents are professional writers. Despite both being writers, the subject that each of them writes about is quite different. Mrs. Burke is a...

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    Terabithia is the imaginary kingdom where Jesse and his best friend Leslie play together. One afternoon, in Chapter 5, the friends imagine that they are holding a "council of war" as they play in...

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    Take your pick. The book is filled with wonderful moments. Your job is going to be to explain why you picked the event that you picked. I like the revenge scheme against Janice Avery. Janice...

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    You can find very detailed summaries of those chapters (as well as each chapter of the novel) here, but as I understand it, you're looking for brief summaries: a way to understand just the main...

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    The Burkes, Leslie's parents in the novel, are the more involved of these two sets of rather self-absorbed parents in the novel Bridge to Terabithia. The Burkes are city people who have moved to...

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    Jess loves May Belle dearly and feels a strong sense of connection to her. As her big brother (in fact, her only brother) he is eager to protect May Belle, and although he sometimes feels annoyed...

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    In Chapter 1, one of the first things we learn about Jess is this: he has gotten up early every morning in the summer to practice running, so that he can be the fastest kid in his grade when school...

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    Point: Jesse and his father do not have much of a relationship, but the relationship that they do have is not terrible. I don't want to make it seem like the relationship is dangerous,...

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    To her great surprise, Leslie finds Janice Avery, the well-known bully, crying in the bathroom. Janice's father beats her, and when Janice finally confided this sad truth in her friends Wilma and...

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    Jess and Leslie are eager to get even with Janice, the bully who stole May Belle's special treat, Twinkies, right out of her lunch box. Their first few ideas aren't very good, so they reject them:...

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    The answer to this question is very important to the plot! Let's look in Chapter 4, titled "Rulers of Terabithia," when Leslie and Jess are playing together outside, near the creek bed: "Do you...

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    In Chapter 8: Easter (in Katherine Paterson's novel Bridge to Terabithia), Jess's sisters, Brenda and Ellie, are really excited because they always get to wear fancy new outfits to church on...

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    The milk is warm because it just recently came out of the cow. Like humans, cows are warm-blooded animals, so their milk comes out warm to the touch. This probably happens fairly often in Jess's...

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    It's because Mr. Burke couldn't get anything accomplished with the dog continually getting in his way, and he's trying to fix up an old house. Let's look at that spot in Chapter 7, "The Golden...

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    The page number will depend on which version of the book you have. Open up to Chapter 2, and go about halfway into the chapter. Now skim until you find a paragraph that starts with the words "So...

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    The conflict is that Jess wants Leslie to come play in Terabithia with him, but Leslie is busy repairing the old house with her dad, Bill. Plus, Jess doesn't understand why Leslie wants to spend so...

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    Although both families live in the same poor rural town and are neighbors, the first four chapters of the story reveal vast differences between Jesse's and Leslie's families. Let's consider those...

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    As Chapter 1 begins, we learn that Jesse likes to dress in overalls without a shirt underneath when he's going running, so we know he dresses a little on the nerdy side, but that's probably just...

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    Jess keeps his drawing supplies under his mattress because he knows that his father doesn't approve of his hobby. He also doesn't dare show his father his drawing supplies because he does not want...

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    When Leslie and her dad first start working on renovations to their house, Jesse feels awkward and uncomfortable around Bill (Leslie's dad, otherwise known as Mr. Burke) and even feels a kind of...

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    After Easter Sunday, when Leslie went to church with Jesse and his family, the rains start up again, which makes the ground very muddy: "On Easter Monday the rain began again in earnest. It was as...

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    Jesse is surprised when Leslie wants to come to church with him. This happens in Chapter 8, titled "Easter." Here's their conversation as they're milking the cow together: "I never knew you went...

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    If we look in Chapter 1, we see several reasons for Jess's intense desire to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade: 1. Since there's not a lot of playground equipment and the older kids in sixth...

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    Jess needs to be the fastest in his class because he likes winning. The narrator tells readers that Lark Creek Elementary does not have a lot of athletic equipment. Anything that the school does...

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    Jess was afraid to show his drawings to his dad, because his dad did not approve of his hobby. As we learn in chapter 2: He would like to show his drawings to his dad, but he didn't dare. When he...

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    This is an important question to consider. After Leslie's passing, or anyone's passing, divvying up that person's belongings can be a very meaningful and cathartic activity. We can pay special...

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    This is a great question, because the text offers a few possibilities that explain why Jess doesn't invite Leslie to go along with Miss Edmunds. I think one reason is simple, polite etiquette....

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    The part of the story that the question is asking about can be found in chapter four. The start of the chapter focuses on the first day of school for Jess and Leslie. Jess is super excited to...

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    In Bridge to Terabithia, Judy reads mostly poetry, some of which is in Italian, to Jess and Leslie as they work. In Chapter 7, Leslie is helping her father, Mr. Burke, renovate their new home....

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    Janice Avery is a bully. She is verbally abusive to other kids, she steals Twinkies from lunches, and she is not afraid to physically beat somebody up. Jess and Leslie decide to turn the tables on...

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    In Chapter 8, we learn that Easter Sunday is now a problem for Jess's family because the father has just lost his job, and now there's no way they can get new clothes for the kids like they usually...

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    This line is spoken by the character Leslie in the movie based on the novel Bridge to Terabithia, but it's not actually in the book. When a book gets adapted into a movie, writers often make a lot...

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    In Chapter 6, Jess is headed home on the school bus. He's absolutely miserable, because he can't think of a good Christmas present to get for Leslie, and he can't afford anything anyway. But then,...

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    As Chapter 6 begins, it's almost Christmas, and Jess's sister Brenda really makes Jess angry by calling his best friend Leslie a stick (meaning she's skinny and tall, and not busty or curvy). Let's...

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    Jesse had a few true friends but the one that stood out was Leslie, who truly understood who he was and liked his personality. While others, including his father, had an issue with Jesse’s...

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    Chapter 9 of Katherine Paterson's young reader's novel Bridge to Terabithia is set during early spring, and the weather has turned very foul. Both Leslie and Jesse have school off for the week of...

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    Leslie is very different than the other students in the school. She is dressed very differently than the rest of the students on the first day of school. She is wearing shorts, a shirt, and...

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    I think the theme I would give this chapter would be "honesty in friendship". Most of the chapter is about how Jess is afraid to swing across the creek, but won't tell Leslie because he is...

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    In Chapter 3 of Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia, the first time both Jesse and Leslie enter the section of the woods they dub Terabithia, Jesse notes that the woods are dark and...

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    Quite a few people help Jess to cope with the death of Leslie. I think the person that has the biggest part is his father. Throughout the novel, it's clear that Jess's dad isn't the most tender,...

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    Chapter eight of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson is entitled "Easter," and at first it seems as if the biggest problem the Aarons family has to face is whether or not they will be...

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    The friendship between Jess and Leslie in Bridge to Terabithia fills the gap left by their parents who cannot communicate effectively with any of their children. Their backgrounds are very...

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    As Chapter Eleven shows, Jess' response to Leslie's death seems to follow a fairly typical pattern of going through a huge gamut of different emotions. Firstly, he meets the news with complete...

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