The Secret Garden
Published: August 1, 1911
Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor on England’s Yorkshire moors after the death of her parents. There she meets a hearty housekeeper and her spirited brother, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin, and her wilful, hysterical, and sickly cousin, Master Colin, whose wails she hears echoing through the house at night. With the help of the robin, Mary finds the door to a…

This book is a traditional, classic English piece of literature.
The author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, aimed this book at children but adults would also enjoy it.

This compelling book is set in Yorkshire, England. The focus of the plot is how Mary Lennox’s personality changes from a sour, spoilt little girl to someone who adores being outdoors. She, in turn, helps Colin Craven, a local boy who is also spoilt but physically unwell, change as well for the better

My favourite part is when Colin and Mary meet Susan Sowerby. I just love how Colin sprints to go meet her.

I will rate this book 4 out of 5 stars because of the thought provoking and well organised structure of the book. A strength of this book is the gripping storyline. A weakness of this book is the short length because it is so entertaining that you will want more.

The Secret Garden is an emotional rollercoaster. I would recommend this book if you love emotions and a bit of adventure – it the book for you.