What do you think is the best event that happened in the story Bridge to Terabithia?  

What do you think is the best event that happened in the story Bridge to Terabithia? 

 

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sciftw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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 is a bully, and I don't like bullies.  Reading about Jess and Leslie getting sweet revenge by embarrassing Janice with a fake love letter is a great sequence in the book.  Their plot is creative.  It's effective, and they get away with it.  

I also really like the Christmas gift exchange between Jess and Leslie.  Each gave the other person a gift that the other person appreciated deeply.  They were heartfelt gifts of love.  Not meaningless gifts that will soon be forgotten.  

Lastly, I really like the school running competitions.  I like that part for personal reasons.  I'm a runner, and I like running.  I also really like that part because Leslie enters the competition and beats all of the boys.  I like the way that she enters and leaves the competition. She doesn't come in super cocky about it, and she never stuffs her wins in anybody's face.  She simply lets her running speak for itself.