Anna's Reviews > The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
22896
's review
Aug 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: novels

"There's something strange about The Secret Garden. The classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, published 100 years ago this summer, takes the traditional children's literature trope of the orphan protagonist and twists it. Mary Lennox is not a good-hearted, put-upon creature, cut from the cloth of Oliver Twist or Cinderella (or Anne Shirley, Pip, Jane Eyre or Heidi). Rather she is spoiled, homely, mean and sometimes violent."

I write about this book in The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/...
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Secret Garden.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.