Paterson, K. (1972). Bridge to Terabithia. NY: Crown.
Jess is a simple boy. He lives on a farm where he takes care of cows. He wants to be the fastest boy at his school. Until Leslie moves in down the road from him and challenges him in more than just races. They become great friends and create a secret, magical world together where they rule until a tragedy occurs and Jess must deal with losing a friend and overcoming his own fears.
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