Bridge to Terabithia Character Descriptions

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Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr.

This 10-year-old is the protagonist. He is the middle child of five and has a passion for art, which he keeps under wraps.

Leslie Burke

This 9-year-old character is the protagonist’s best friend. She is a fast runner, avid reader, and very imaginative. This character ends up drowning.

May Belle Aarons

This character is the older of the protagonist's two younger sisters and looks up to her brother. She is eventually introduced to the world of Terabithia.


This character, originally from Georgia, is a stereotypical farmer's wife. She looks after the children, cooks the meals, and maintains a sense of propriety in the household.


As the strong silent type, this character represents the power behind his wife's authority. Though also a farmer, he supports his family by commuting daily to a job in Washington D.C.

Joyce Ann Aarons

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