Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
The Secret Garden
by: Frances Hodgson Burnett
I think I read The Secret Garden about 72 times when I was a little girl. I can’t really explain why I liked this book so much. I think it’s because I longed for a friendship like Mary has with her cousin. And, of course, I love the secret garden and all it symbolized. Chances were that if you saw me out in public, this was the book I was carrying around with me. And, when the movie came out in the early 90s, I begged my parents to take me … several times!
About the Book
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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