Bridge to terrebithia by Katherine Paterson Ben Howard 705 Mrs Grace
This was the first time, Leslie Burk and Jesse meet and Jesse, Jesse was surged knowing a girl beat all the year 5 boys in a race, Jesse was frustrated and disappointed in his race. Jesse never wanted to talk to Leslie since she beat him.
This was the first time Jesse met Leslie at the side of the road leading to their house, "Are you following me?" Jesse did not know that Leslie was their neighbor Leslie said " No I just moved here" Jesse was angry,
This is when Jesse Realizes that Leslie is in his music class as well and Jesse is shocked, And wants to be her friend. "...by the time they got to the final "Free to be you and me," the whole school could hear them. Caught in the pure delight of it, Jess turned and his eyes met Leslie's."
This is particularly important in the development of jess because it makes him an emotionally stronger person.This is because leslie had died trying to cross the river.She hit her head and died.Because of this he became more emotionally resilient towards peoples actions.It also caused temporary anti-social behaviour.
The last development of Jesse Aarons is to introduce May Belle to Terrabithia. When Leslie passes away, Jesse felt,Lonely not having a queen.But Jesse's personailty will never be the same as it was. Jesse said "Welcome to terrabithia" Jesse was excited and happy for his little sister.