Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.
Solid 5 stars
If I could, I would give this book 6 stars, 5 just doesn’t seem enough. This was one of my favourite movies as a kid, and though I now see it was a relatively good adaptation (and no movie could possibly be perfect, let alone better), it honestly pales in comparison.
And the narration! Wow, so many distinct voices for the characters, all extremely well matched to the personalities and backgrounds. I loved every minute, and I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to finally read it.