The Secret Garden is the 1911 book published by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Although it was not immediately popular it soon became one of Burnett's most loved titles, and has been adapted into stage plays and films.


Mary Lennox, a 10-year old girl, is orphaned after her mother and father die of a terrible disease. She moves from sunny India to cold, rainy, England, Yorkshire to be exact. When she arrives at Misselthwaite Manor - where she is to live - she at first despises of it, and refuses to interact with anyone or anything. Only when she meets some new friends and finds out an amazing secret does she start to realise that life at Misselthwaite Manor isn't so bad after all!

Review by 'waddle3195'Edit

The Secret Garden really holds some sort of 'Magic' in it. When I read it I found that I was transported onto the Book, and that I could easily imagine it very vividly in my head. The Book is very good and, when I first got it, I thought it looked a little bit girly. But after reading it I realise that anyone can really enjoy reading the book. You can start reading it and you keep going and going and soon you realise it's been more than an hour you've been reading!

My Rating: ***** 5*. I found this book very enjoyable!