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Jess (gingeryarnco) | 616 comments Mod
What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle's estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won't enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty--unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as Mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him.



Free ebooks here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/113
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Amanda | 5 comments I'm really excited for this. I was obsessed with the movie as a child and apparently I read the book then as well but I have no memory of it lol. Jessica, thanks for the ebook link!


Stacey (optimisticlyricist) | 11 comments This used to be my favorite book as a kid but man those racist and derogatory remarks about Indians and India completely flew over my head until now.


Amanda | 5 comments Stacey wrote: "This used to be my favorite book as a kid but man those racist and derogatory remarks about Indians and India completely flew over my head until now."

I was thinking the same thing while reading it. It's always interesting to experience something as a child and then experience it as an adult.


Stacey (optimisticlyricist) | 11 comments It's a shame because it would've been a lovely book if it didn't have those random lines in it. I kept waiting for Mary to recall at least some fond memories besides having people serve her, and there was nothing. And don't even get me started on Martha's comments on "tha blacks"


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