Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Secret Garden

I joined a book club this year.
The book for August is "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
I am sure most of you read this book as a child.
I didn't...I was never introduce to good literature.
I have no idea why.

I am enjoying this book a great deal!
I find it interesting....I feel like I am reading about a child in foster care.
Her thoughts and actions are a great deal the same as a child who is taken into custody.
A child that hasn't been given love or taught age appropriate skills.
As the child is taken to a different enviroment and cared for by someone who knows what being loved feels like this "contrary" child (as she calls herself) begins to change.
She begins to feel joy, develop bonds with others and starts to see life through new eyes.

If you haven't picked this book up in a while (or your like me and have never read it before) I would encourage you to get a copy and enjoy!
It is a sweet story of how love can change things.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely going to have to read it! I don't think I read it as a child either! :D