The secret garden, for me is one of my all time favourite books, so as one of my very first blog posts and my very first book review I thought I would start with this beautiful book.
The Secret Garden was written by the British author, Frances Hodegeson Burnett and published in 1911. Due to the fact that this a beautifully written book, I own several copies of it and read from all of them. However it does surprise me about the amount of people who have not read this fantastic book.
This book starts in India with a sour face girl, Mary Lennox, a girl who is brought up by servants because her parents were too wrapped up in their own lives to care about their daughter. Later there is a Cholera epidemic and Mary is discovered to be all alone. She is then sent to England to live with her Uncle, at Misselthwaite manor in Yorkshire. When she gets there Mary is her usual self, rude and demanding and she hates being bored at the manor, but when Martha a maidservant tells Mary about how Marys Aunt used to spend her days sat in a walled garden, which was open until her death and thereafter locked with the key buried. Mary becomes intrigued and softens her nature. She starts to explore the garden and meeting along the way Ben Weatherstaff, one of the old gardeners and Dicken, Martha’s brother.
Of course a lot of other things happen but I do not want to spoil it for anyone that has not read this terrific book. If you are still not intrigued enough to pick this book up here are 5 reasons why you should.
1) It is a book about Magic
2) The book has beautiful scenery e.g. the moors
3) It is an easy fun read
4) It has a beautiful moral story
5) It is FREE on the public domain!!!
So that is it, my first book review. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope I have encouraged you to pick us this brilliant read!!
Thank you for Reading