Friday, March 18, 2011

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Another book that I read because it shows on the most frequently banned book list. When I first started reading it I couldn't possibly understand why this book would end up on that list but towards the end I guess I could understand...maybe. This is a great story about imagination and friendship. Jess and Leslie become best friends but Leslie ends up dying. Jess is now left without his best friend and he must figure out how to go on in life. I don't agree with the theology in this book but it's the parents job to teach your children. I think when the book does bring up God and what happens when you die it offers an opportunity to continue to teach your children about Jesus and salvation. I loved how the book ended with Jess bringing his sister into Terabithia to continue what Leslie started. There is cursing in the book in a few places but I would let my kids read this.

1 comment:

  1. i loved the movie! and it does give a great opportunity to share faith and life after death.