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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Aug 17, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, childrens-youngadult, favorites
Read in January, 1993

Secret Garden is one of my absolute favorite books ever. I don't even know how to describe my love of this book. Maybe because I am a bit contrary (Mary, Mary, quite contrary).

I love imaginating all of the scenes in the story: the vast moors, the lonely house, the lifeless gardens. I don't think I could relate to Mary because I didn't have a lonely childhood: I had friends and sisters and a loving family, but I did was very much captivated by her. Maybe I loved imagining being in that big house all by myself being able to explore and discover the wonders of it. Talking to the birds, skipping rope and then when the three children were in the secret garden. Although I don't think I would be as brave as Mary in contradicting her uncle, following the cries to find Colin and then solving the mystery. I think Secret Garden has a beautiful ending, perhaps shaping my perception that everything in [my] life should end up beautifully, like a fairy tale.
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Ally The brand new group - Bright Young Things - is nominating books to read in January & The Secret Garden is among them. Its the perfect place to discuss your favourite books and authors from the early 20th Century, why not take a look...

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