Leslie’s mother and Bill’s wife. A young, beautiful, and idealistic novelist, Judy is warm, accepting, and empathetic. Judy often reads poetry aloud to Jess and Leslie, filling Jess with a feeling of beauty and belonging. Jess comes to envy Leslie for having such an intellectually curious and laid-back mother, as he resents his own for being strict, controlling, and stifling.
Judy Burke Character Timeline in Bridge to Terabithia
The timeline below shows where the character Judy Burke appears in Bridge to Terabithia. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...refinishing the living room, Jess learns to relax and enjoy being in their home. Sometimes, Judy will read them poetry while they work—and sometimes, though the poetry is in another language,... (full context)