Cricket Readers Recommend

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This book is about a girl named Mary, a "disagreeable child," who lives in India. When her parents die of cholera, she is sent to live with her uncle in England, at a place called Misselthwaite Manor. When she arrives there, for the first time in her life, she makes friends, learns to love, and finds out many secrets, one of which is a secret overgrown garden which no one has seen for ten years...

Average: 4.9 (16 votes)
submitted by Sumayyah U., age 13
(July 2, 2008 - 8:23 pm)

This is a WONDERFUL book. If you haven't read it already, I think you should.

submitted by Amy, age 10, USA
(July 3, 2008 - 10:51 am)

I found this book to be descriptive but very boring.

submitted by Pippi G., age 12, Kentucky
(July 13, 2008 - 6:47 pm)

You must have read a different version than me or maybe a different book. I thought this was a very good story!!!

submitted by Amy
(July 17, 2008 - 2:23 pm)

Amy, I completely agree with you. My book says at the back that there is another version, whichich is probably what Pippi G. read. She sure can't have read the same great book that I did!

submitted by Ima Bookworm, Somewhere
(April 13, 2009 - 12:41 pm)

Are you kidding me?! I mean it's an awesome book! I loved it. It was totally awesome. I totally agree with Amy.Smile      Bye!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Alejandra A. , age 8 Years Ol, Dubuque IA
(January 19, 2009 - 4:21 pm)

This book is not boring. It's great. I agree with Amy.

submitted by Losgunna, age 10, Portland
(January 28, 2009 - 9:09 pm)

I disagree with you. I really like this book. I found it on my sixth grade reading list. Has it been on anyone else's list for school?

submitted by Maggie J., age 12, U.S.A.
(February 19, 2009 - 11:57 am)

WHAT?????????!!!!  I loved this book!   I read this book in second grade!Surprised

submitted by Rebecca L., age 10, Belmont, NC
(March 8, 2009 - 6:59 pm)

I totally agree, Amy! It makes me sad when people call old-fashioned books "nerdy."  It's kind of like kids; there are popular ones, and outspoken ones.

submitted by Maria C., age 9, Eliot, ME
(January 29, 2009 - 7:05 pm)

I adored this book! It is outstanding!

submitted by Bethany M., age 9, Londonderry,VT
(July 20, 2008 - 4:15 pm)

This book was AMAZING!! I absolutely loved it. It's about a spoiled little girl from India whose parents die from a disease. She moves into her uncle's mysterious mansion and lives with him. There is also a movie, but the book was way better.

submitted by Alexis A., age 12, Lousiana
(August 24, 2008 - 1:47 pm)

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Copeland S., age 11, Maryland
(September 21, 2008 - 1:13 pm)

This is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SmileI don't see how it could be boring . I agree with Amy , You most likely read a different version because this book AMAZING!!!!!!!!

submitted by Clair T., age 11, Bloomfield , NE
(December 31, 2008 - 10:28 am)

I LOVE!!!!!!!!! this book! It's beautiful! And I think the description adds to it, not makes it boring.

submitted by Allison P., age 12, Orlando, FL
(January 14, 2009 - 4:27 pm)

My real name is Frances!!!

submitted by Liz!, age 13, Mars
(January 18, 2009 - 12:25 pm)