Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

Jess and Leslie are two outcasts in a small town. They create their own world in the woods by Leslie's house called Terabithia. They go there to escape bullying and their life.

I would use this as a literature circle book. Students could discuss how the loss of Leslie effected them personally or how it effected Jess in the book. 

Lexile Level: 810L