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The Secret Garden (1 Viewer)

I know this might sound stupid but i think even though The Secret Garden is a childrens book i feel it is a magical, enchanting and most importantly uplifting story. Its one of my favourite books.
Does anyone else agree with me?
 

salad days

Senior Member
I love The Secret Garden! I think just because it's a children's book doesn't mean that grown ups can't like it. Heck, I still adore The Last Unicorn by Beagle and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. =)

The Secret Garden was also the first movie (well, either that or Free Willy) that my dad ever took me to as a little girl.
 

VinrAlfakyn

Senior Member
I love The Secret Garden. For the longest time I didn't know there was a book, I would just always watch the movie. But I finally got the book, and I really loved it. I don't care what type of book it is, a good book is a good book.
 
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cool, i'm glad other people enjoy it other than kids and its not just me. To be fair I still enjoy lots of books that are supposedly intended for children. I reckon i must just be a big kid at heart.
 

lisajane

Senior Member
I generally don't read much children's books, and though I haven't read the Secret Garden in a long time, I love the novel. Amazing and enchanting.
 

Capulet

Senior Member
I found it amazing how Bruce Springsteen could condense the book into a couple verses, and then play it to music. It definately deserves to be on his greatest hits album.
 

Xion Night

Senior Member
I'm still a kid and my favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth :)
I don't remember much about The Secret Garden except that I began reading it with expectations of something girly that a manly man like me shouldn't like, and when I finished I was like "Dude, that was good!"
 

P&Pfan

Member
The Secret Garden and Little Princess are my fave books, althow i'm an adult, the childrens classics are still my faves, they inspire mt to write!
 
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Dr. Malone

Yeah, I read Secret Garden three or four times when I was little. It's amazing. I remember the emotions it would stir up inside me. Not many books can do that.
Where the Red Fern Grows is another one.
 

booker41

Senior Member
I'm still a kid and my favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth :)
I don't remember much about The Secret Garden except that I began reading it with expectations of something girly that a manly man like me shouldn't like, and when I finished I was like "Dude, that was good!"
 

HarmsGirl

Member
So with you, davetherave. Its one of my favourites and I re-read it this year to use in an assignment -- hehe I love any excuse to read...actually I don't need any excuse. I love it so much, I'll probably know it by heart one day
 

Olly Buckle

Mentor
Patron
Another book I read to my daughter when she was little, she hated it , we kept reading a little bit more just to see if anything would happen and it never did so at her insistence we gave up in the end. I read the ending for myself to see what would happen and found it deathly dull and entirely predictable.
 

shraga

Senior Member
I liked the secret garden although I liked The Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy more
 

ThePinkBookworm

Senior Member
I liked Secret Garden because it is just a good story that can be read by all ages, a story that encourages good morals and encourages kids to nurture their imaginations.

I actually wrote a fan fiction story on Secret Garden as a romance story between Mary and Collin. It was the second story I ever wrote and I enjoyed writing a story about such a wonderful book.

Just my thoughts,

:read:
 

Kayleigh7

Senior Member
The Secret Garden, The Little Princess (I used to imagine that I was her) and Black Beauty were my favorite books growing up. I also loved The Last Unicorn.
 
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