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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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bookshelves: 2012-reads, childrens
Read in July, 2012

Yes, I read children's books, especially when I'm home sick with a head cold. Don't judge me.

I like The Secret Garden quite a bit. It's a simple, sweet story that, while moral, doesn't get overly saccharine (*cough*littlelordfauntleroy*cough*). Burnett describes the setting well and faithfully, bringing it to life, and Mary and Colin are surprisingly engaging characters. When they are play-acting and trying not to laugh, they always make me laugh.

It's an old-fashioned book, of course, but nevertheless, I recommend The Secret Garden for kids.
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