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The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Sep 01, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, ebook, classics
Read in September, 2011

As much as I love Secret Garden and A Little Princess, the same can't be said for this novel. It is okay, but I think it stretches far too long and moves a bit too slow. Burnett, I'm afraid, did not create a convincing strong male protagonist in the form of a twelve-year-old boy, even though she did inject good characteristics that not only I'd love any children to have, but myself, too.

I'd willingly reread A Little Princess and Secret Garden word by word anytime, but not The Lost Prince. The plot is very interesting and would have made a great story, but I wish the author would hurry up the pace a bit. Sometimes her description seems repetitive, as if she tried so hard to convince us about the main characters' good traits. The story is not bad at all, but it's not on a par with the other two famous novels.
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