Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (March 20, 2012)
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This is a book I have read over and over again. With the lovely characters that grow in stature, strength, and wisdom through the book, it is a wonderful progression. From the moment you meet pinched faced Mary Lennox, you come to love the little girl that has lost so much. Her sadness has become a part of her and one that she struggles to throw off. Her curiosity is lovely and brings Colin and Dicken into the picture.
Mary has found a lovely secret garden and she uses that garden to bring about change in the lives of others. In doing so she begins to feel the changes within herself. Dicken with his talent with plants and animals is like the pied piper of the little secret place. As Colin struggles and suffers, Mary reaches out to him and offers him something he has never had; true friendship. What a lovely lively trio they are. Each one overcoming great sadness, pain and solitude. This book gave my heart wings. I was a sad child until I read The Secret Garden. Then I began to search for happiness just as Mary had taught.
The Secret Garden was life changing for me as a small child and continues to raise the bar in my search for happiness. If you have never read this, now is the time. Let no more time pass, it is a must read. No matter your age, you will find the hidden message in the story and come out a better person at the end. There is no age limit on this book, children and adults will enjoy this classic story.
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