Jess wants to be the fastest kid in fifth grade so he practices all summer. Then Jess meets a new neighbor Leslie.
Jess meets Leslie and he wants to race her but the other kids didn't want to. Then Jess said, "Are you afraid that you are going to get beaten by a girl." All the kids then agreed to race. Leslie then won the race.
Jess gets to start knowing Leslie and Jess stops hating her. They start to be friends, and they create Terabithia.
Leslie dies and that makes Jess very upset. Jess then goes to Leslie's funeral.
Jess gets super angry at Leslie for leaving him. Jess threw the paintings from Christmas into the water.
Jess and May belle made up in Terabithia. They then made a wreath for Leslie