Day Ten - Favourite Classic Book
My favourite ‘traditional’ classic is one of the first (other than Anne of Green Gables) that I read as a child. It is the first I read by myself, for sure. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My mother bought me a stock. A Little Princess. Black Beauty. Oliver Twist. I chose to read A Little Princess first because I was a Disney loving little girl who, despite being about 10 years old, still secretly wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up. This book taught me a lot about goodness, kindness, acceptance, and imagination. It taught me that perception of a situation is all about how you chose to accept it. It also showed me that there are a lot of different types of people in the world, and that how we chose to live and behave—how we treat others—is the true representation of our character and integrity (or lack thereof). Sometimes when I am I stuck between a rock and a hard place, I ask myself what Sara Crewe would do.
The movie adaptation, despite taking liberties with the source material, stayed true to the message and overall feel of the original story. It was one of those movies that I would sit and rewind in the VCR just so I could watch it again and again.
This explains so eloquently the message in A Little Princess that I love so much. Truly a beautiful story.