This book about Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
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Very Good but Disturbing
I love Frances Hodgson Burnett’s writing style. I think Little Lord Fauntleroy is my favorite, but this is very good too. They label this as a children’s book but it is such a heavy subject matter (child abuse). Ms. Burnett doesn’t sugar coat the abuse. Our heroine is verbally abused, hit, starved, frozen, and worked to exhaustion. Miss Minchin needs to go to jail. I know it’s a different day but surely people knew right from wrong in those days. I am so glad that the story ends on a good note, but really, Miss Minchin needs her comeuppance.
Very cute but
A very cute book, but I felt the need to change it a bit as I read it to my 8yr old. Skipping the parts about Ermguard(sp?) being stupid and fat. Or wishing she were as thin as Sarah (when in fact Sarah was not being fed enough).
It seemed to end abruptly too. Almost like a chapter was missing.
I liked this book. Sara is a real princess.