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What was Leslie's favorite hobby in Bridge to Terabithia?

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The answer to this question can be found in chapter four. The chapter is largely focused on how Jess and Leslie are doing at school. Readers are specifically told about an essay that Mrs. Myers has the students write, and it does not work out so well for Leslie, but it does tell Jess and readers what her favorite hobby is. Mrs. Myers had the entire class write an essay about each person's favorite hobby. Leslie wrote about scuba diving. This essay wound up backfiring on multiple levels. First, Mrs. Myers decided to read it out loud to the entire class, which made Leslie stick out more than before. To make matters worse, Mrs. Myers then assigns a one page paper based on a television special on a similar topic. The students are obviously not happy about the assignment, and of course Leslie gets some of the blame; however, the worst is yet to come for Leslie. She is forced to admit that her family does not have a television. The admission is shocking to the students in the class, and the result is that Leslie stands out even more than she did before. By recess time, Leslie is the target of all kinds of ridicule from her classmates.

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