A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905)

Review by Nicolina- Pace

Genre: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

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Rating: 8 out of 10 


The power of imagination is stronger than we may think. Sara Crewe challenges individuals of any ages to look at the world through a childlike lens. The story begins with little Sara Crewe getting shipped off to London, after leaving her beloved father and home in India. Many of her peers adore her and her stories, and yet Miss Minchin, the headmistress, has a different perspective on what she thinks of Sara.

Sara has grown up in riches all of her life, and yet her whole world is turned around in the blink of an eye. This is a heartwarming book that brings adults back to their childhood, and lets children experience the importance of never giving up on your dreams. She is the embodiment of a lover of literature, and will push anyone to truly appreciate the written word.

I loved this book, I read it as a young girl, and now came back to read one of the classics years later. Sara depicted characteristics I saw in myself many years ago, and it allowed me to remember why I love reading and writing so much. Imagination is so important, and in teenagers and adults it is so easy to lose your spark. Sara Crewe pushes us all to see that resilience and hope can get us through anything.

This book is for all ages. From children to adults, everyone can appreciate the work of Frances Hodgson Burnett.