2015 Reading Challenge: Pair 8

8. “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson & “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer

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The two books in this pair are “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson and “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer.  Here is the note from the BuzzFeed article:

At its core, “Bridge to Terabithia” is about friendship, especially the kind that is strengthened by shared creativity and imagination. In “The Interestings”, Meg Wolitzer explores that bond — focusing on six teens who meet at a summer camp for the arts — and looks at what happens when it extends into adulthood.

Do you agree these were good compliments?  What did you think of the books themselves?

Note: I have linked my reviews to each of the respective books as the titles in the beginning of this post.  Also, if you have not read the books, I will likely have spoilers below so watch out!

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I really got into “The Interestings” while I did not with “Bridge to Terabithia”.  I definitely agree that each of the books are better when you read them at the intended age and that there’s a little lost when reading them in the opposite.

Both stories involve a lot about creativity and its role in life, but I think more importantly they’re about friendship and growing through that.  Some friendships don’t last the test of time, yet each of the friendships in the books last in their unique way.  Overall, I’d say I’d agree that these are good compliments and certainly would recommend them!