Monday, June 18, 2012

Classic Monday: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

281 pages

This timeless classic is a poignant tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden...

I remember reading this novel when I was quite young and loving it. There was something intriguing about the situation Mary found herself in and of course the mystery of the garden. I found myself falling in love with Dickon and the general optimism towards Colin's health. This is one of those sweet classic novels which transcends time. 


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