On the surface Bridge to Terabithia seems like a harmless kid’s fantasy. However it’s not, it’s actually a stark reminder about how harsh life can be. If you’ve seen the movie then you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, then I’m not going to give it away. Let’s just say the movie starts out light and colorful, but gets dark and depressing near the end. I was first introduced to the story when I read it in my 6th Grade Reading class. Needless to say I was not expecting the sad twist that the movie also has. I feel it’s important to have an imagination. This is probably the most honest depiction you could get of that topic. Watch if you’re curious, just expect tears.