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It'd be nice if Neal Adams realized digital colouring makes his pencils look like shit.
Duragizer said:Bridge to Terebithia (Katherine Paterson)
I first read this book for school when I was in the 6th grade (1998/1999). While I remembered the basic plot and cover art (dunno why the cover artist for this edition depicted the kids as teenagers when they're prepubescents in the story), I'd completely forgotten the title. Fast-forward to recently. I'd known about the movie Bridge to Terebithia for years now, but aside from knowing it was a fantasy film about two young kids, knew nothing about the actual plot. So I finally looked it up. Lo and behold, it's an adaptation of that book I read in the 6th grade! When I stumbled across a copy in a thrift store not long afterward, I didn't hesitate to buy it, keenly interested in knowing how it stood the test of time.
Well, this book got to me. I'm not one who's easily driven to tears, but those last three chapters made me cry. It's a heartbreaking novel, made all the more so by its tender beauty.
I only wish Bridge to Terebithia was a couple chapters longer. It's a bit short-winded — I would've liked to have spent more time with Jess & Leslie before parting ways — and the conclusion just a little too abrupt.
lamath said:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: It was alright, not mind-blowing, but it did make me wanna clean up my closets a bit and I have now trash bags full of clothes to give away. However, a lot of things in her book I won't bother to do nor apply because it doesn't fit me and who I am, and also a lot of things she relates were a bit cringey and questionable, but I could also feel how heartfelt she was about her beliefs. 6/10