I know this book from the Movie.
Thestory is Not magic, it is about a boy grew up, and his mind first teacher - the neighbor girl. Growth, as well as the growing pains is an eternal topic. Leslie's arrival is like angels bestow the keys, she opened the door to another world, guide Jesse to see the wider world, but more importantly, to see a broader mind. The boy grow up.
Leslie, his first teacher day he went to the museum, unfortunately, fell into the creek, lost their lives. Or, we can say, When the angel completed her task, left the world forever, Leslie disappear in the middle of the river link farms and Terabithia. Sense, Leslie is the Bridge to Terabithia, her connection between reality and fantasy. http://starmall.co.uk
We own the dvd and not the book. Its on the wish list but reviews dont seem good. I can honestly say though the movie version is fantastic! Loved it and despite the reviews I plan on getting the book :)
This was a beautifully written book on friendship, imagination, and courage as both Jess and Leslie learn to take risks. I felt I got to know the characters well in a short amount of time.