Friday, December 12, 2014

D's Review - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Age Range: 9-12
D's Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:  After the death of her parents, the neglected and spoiled Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle's large and lonely house on the Yorkshire Moors. There she discovers a secret garden and with the help of her friend Dickon restores the garden.

I absolutely loved this book as a child, so I was excited to have my 10-year-old daughter read it too! Here's her thoughts on the book ...

This book is mostly about a young girl named Mary who starts out as a grumpy little girl and how the fresh air and the excitement of having secrets brightened her spirits.

I really like the book The Secret Garden. It makes you just want to keep on reading because you wonder if Mary will ever find the door to the locked garden. At the beginning, I wasn't sure if it was going to be that good because she is such an unenthusiastic girl. But as soon as she heard about the secret garden, she started going outside more, which lifted her spirits. I think the author of this book used great descriptions that made you feel like you were right there in the book! I would recommend it for kids around my age (10), especially girls.

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