Saturday, April 17, 2010
Alex recommends The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodges Burnett, is an excellent, must-read book. It's a great read, especially in the springtime, since half the book talks about the blooming of spring and the "magic" mature that can even manage to heal the ill-tempered Collin. The Secret Garden is a book you can read in a night. The words, the pages, the story flows with a wonderful beat. Mary, a spoiled child living in India, loses her parents to yellow fever which makes her have to move to her uncle's mansion in England. After discovering the healing powers of gardening, she not only heals her bad temper, but she also manages to turn her widower of an Uncle's child into a normal, happy, healthy boy.