Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book #71 - The Secret Garden

Today's book is

The Secret Garden

It was under the category:  A  Classic Children's Book

This is a story of a little orphan girl named Mary Lennox who was sent to a mansion in Yorkshire to live with her uncle and cousin.  Mary had grown up a spoiled child and when she went to live with her uncle, she finds that he wants nothing to do with her.  Her cousin has been tucked away as well, and he and Mary become close friends through their isolation from the world.  Hidden behind a huge wall is a secret garden which was discovered by Mary.  The garden has been neglected so Mary and Colin set to bringing it back to life.  While working in the garden, both Colin and Mary become healthier and happier.

This was good book.  All the main characters are sort of forgotten in one way or another, and this story was about bringing life and growth through love.  It has a great lesson about the importance of hope in life and how important it is to care for one another

This is a great book for children/teens.  It was written in 1911, so the style of writing is not what kids these days would be used to, but I do think they would still enjoy it.

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