In the first chapter, Jesse is practicing running before school to be the fastest kid in his grade.
Chapter 2: "Leslie Burke"
In the second chapter, Jesse meets Leslie which are the two main characters. Jesse is not sure about her.
Chapter 3: "The Fastest Kid in the Fifth Grade"
Jesse convinces Gary Fulcher to let Leslie race. Leslie surprises everyone by winning the race. Usually, only boys participate in the race
Chapter 4: "Rulers of Terabithia"
In chapter 4, Leslie and Jesse become friends and build a fantasy land in the forest, across a creek, called "Terabithia."
Chapter 5: "The Giant Killers
In chapter 5, Jesse and Leslie get revenge from Janice Avery (the school bully) for stealing Twinkies from Jesse's little sister, Maybelle, by pretending to be WIllard Hughes and writing a fake love note.
Chapter 6: "The Coming of Prince Terrien"
Christmas is close and Jesse doesn't have a present for Leslie. He grabs a puppy from the street and gives it as a gift to Leslie. Leslie gives Jesse art supplies because Jesse loves to draw.