Monday, May 23, 2011

Book of the Month: May

Since this time of year it seems that everyone who has a garden is in it and even if you don't garden you can't escape the new life all around I've chosen The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett as book of the month.  I read it for the first time earlier this spring and after seeing the The Secret Garden (1993) film several times, the book was even more magical.  Set during the 19th century the story follows a young girl raised by emotionally distant parents who is orphaned and sent to live with an unknown uncle in England.  When she is forced to explore in nature she begins a transformation and therein lies the theme of the story.  This book is targeted towards young adults but I think any nature lover would enjoy it.

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