Book #15 A Little Princess

Now that school is back in session for us, I have had far less time to read for pleasure. I am behind on my goal of reading 52 books in 52 weeks. But, as I stated in my initial post about my reading goal, I would much rather set a high goal and not reach it than not be diligent about reading at all.

My latest book was a childhood favorite. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the classic story of young Sara Crewe. Sara’s widowed father made a fabulous fortune trading in India. When the time comes for Sara to be educated, Captain Crewe decides that Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary in London is the best school money can buy. The clever and affable Sara is enrolled, and she spends her first years at Miss Minchin’s school as the star pupil. When tragedy strikes, and Captain Crewe dies leaving Sara penniless, cruel Miss Minchin keeps Sara at the school as a tutor and errand-runner. Sara is treated abominably, realizing the jealousies of the repugnant Miss Minchin and the other pupils at the school.

What happens in the end? You’ll have to read the book to find out. I will say however, that I love a redeeming end to a story, and A Little Princess does not disappoint.

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