Study Guide

Bridge to Terabithia Characters

Jesse Aarons

The first thing we learn about Jess is his ambition to be "the best runner of the fourth and...

Leslie Burke

More than anything, Leslie's defined by her imagination and sense of adventure. She's open and...

Miss Edmunds

It's not easy being a teacher at Lark Creek Elementary – seems like the students will...

May Belle

May Belle is the only one of Jess's siblings that he has real affection for or tolerates. In...

Janice Avery

Janice is the big seventh grade bully, the terror of the bus ride and the littler kids. She's big...

Bill and Judy Burke

Bill and Judy are Leslie's parents. They're both writers, and they're kind of hippies in the same...

Mr. and Mrs. Aarons

Mr. and Mrs. Aarons are Jess's parents, and they're both kind of ciphers, or blanks. We don't get...

Brenda Sue, Ellie, and Joyce Ann Aarons

Brenda Sue, Ellie, and Joyce Ann are three of Jess's sisters, none of whom he really enjoys...

Mrs. Myers

Mrs. Myers is Jess and Leslie's fifth grade teacher. The first thing we hear about her is that...

Prince Terrien

That's right – you have to be a pretty cool pooch to get your own "Character Analysis" on...

Guy Fulcher

Guy is another fifth-grader and, before Leslie arrives in town, is one of Jess's biggest running...

Wanda Kay Moore

Wanda is another fifth grader and a snotty bully in her own way.

Wilma and Bobby Sue

Janice's friends and fellow bullies.

Willard Hughes

A seventh grader and the object of Janice's affection.

Wayne Pettis

Formerly, the fastest runner in the fifth grade. Now a sixth grader.