Role in the film
May Belle is described as the only one of Jess' sisters with whom he feels comfortable. However, because she is six years to his ten, she does not fit the mould of the ideal confidante to Jess, leaving him still desperate for companionship. She clearly worships him from the beginning, and like him feels that she does not have a place in the family. She is the first of his sisters to learn about Terabithia and becomes queen after Leslie dies. She is the only one he allows to enter into there and the only one who has any sort of empathy for, or acceptance of, him in his family.