Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson I would like this book if it wasn't for the ending. It could have been equally touching if it was simply a book about two children creating their own little world away from everything else. Leslie's death is soooooo unnecessary. Obviously, the author just said to herself: "Hmmmm. I don't know how to make this book more interesting. I know! I'll kill of the innocent little girl." I have a strong belief that a book can still be good without being exciting or depressing.