Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Rating: 9/10

Published: 1911
Number of pages: 253

Started: 15 May 2008
Finished: 20 May 2008

Summary (taken from blurb):
Poor Mary! She was a forlorn, unwanted, disagreeable child when, after cholera had carried off her nurse and both parents in one day, she was brought from India to live at the great lonely house (most of it shut up) on the bleak Yorkshire moors. Wandering in the gardens, she found one that was walled in. There seemed no way to get inside it - except as the robin flew, over the wall. How she got inside and what happened to her there is the sort of magic that can still happen.

The Secret Garden is a magical, charming story - the type that stays with you for life. The spoilt Mary and Colin, under the watchful, mature eye of Dickon, grow and become more healthy as the garden grows and becomes more healthy. They learn to love and open up their hearts to others. A wonderful story (and a lame review that does no justice to it ;) ).


downtown guy said...

I have to admit, this was one of my favorites as a kid.

Kylie said...

Your secret's safe with me :)