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Heidi by Johanna Spyri
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bookshelves: classics, childrens-books

When I was 8 years old I had a best friend. Whenever we had a sleepover we would find some of her picture books and flip through them before bedtime. One of my favorite stories was the one about Heidi; the pictures of the beautiful, blonde girl living in the mountains among goats and pretty flowers captured me. I really adored the story and I still remember some of the pictures.

I did not think that I would remember the story. After all, I had never actually read the book, just looked at the colorful pictures. But as it turned out, I could remember. Reading this book for the first time felt like revisiting a beloved childhood story. And I remembered it all.

"Heidi" is a rather simple, naturalistic tale about the healthy life, living in harmony with nature and choosing a home for oneself. It is easy to compare to Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secreet Garden", but it is also something quite unique with a dear main character who finds joy in every sunbeam and every flower.

It is adorable. Helplessly charming and sweetly old-fashioned. The perfect comfort-read on a rainy day.
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Reading Progress

October 13, 2014 – Shelved
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
October 18, 2014 – Started Reading
October 18, 2014 –
page 149
50.51% "Adorable!"
October 18, 2014 – Finished Reading
November 18, 2014 – Shelved as: classics
November 18, 2014 – Shelved as: childrens-books

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