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The Borrowers by Mary Norton
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May 16, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

This book is basically about little people "borrowing" things from human "beans" and MUST avoid being "seen" or else they are forced to emigrate. This book talks about one family in particular. The Clocks. The Clocks are your basic every day borrowers but when Pod has been "seen" by a boy who is a guest of the house, Homily persuades Pod into taking Arrietty borrowing but on her first day on the job, she has already been "seen" by the boy. After Arrietty has the boy send a letter to Uncle Hendreary Pod sees Arrietty get the letter back from the boy with a note on the back. When Pod tells Homily that Arrietty has been communicating with the boy she gets scared but angry at the same time since Arrietty has been told time and time again that ALL human "beans" are bad and WILL exterminate them unless they emigrate which is Homily's biggest fear. The boy finds their hideout but instead of exterminating them, he gives them furniture.

I will not give out anything else since it will spoil the ending. However this is a good book to me and would recommend it to the people who like fiction books.
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