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  A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Review by: Sammie L.
Arizona, Grade 7

One big hearted rich little girl can change into a servant girl in just one second. For Her it is a big change and she has to get used to it.

This book was very good. Its about this large spirited young girl named Sara Crewe who is very rich and is very close to her father. But when Saraís dad goes to war, she has to stay at Miss Minchinís school for young ladies. At first she isnít the most liked but when she starts to tell make-believe stories, everything becomes fun, it becomes magical.


When something appalling occurs she has to become a servant. The terrible Miss. Minchin makes Sara move into the attic with Becky, another servant girl. Miss. Minchin is cruel to Sara, she makes her do jobs that none of the servants would do. Sara actually starts to like doing a certain job, she starts to give food to other young girls in need. Sara is like a saint.


Ram Dass, an Indian friend, gives Sara so much at the time she couldnít even imagine it. He gave her thick, soft blue Indian rug, a soft sofa with cushions, tiger skinned rug, in front of the fire was a small folding table, on top of the table was a feast of food for break feast.


What I didnít like about the book was the ending. Iím not going to spoil it; it wasnít how I thought it was going to be like. Plus I didnít get what boxing someoneís ears was. I was thinking that is was either punching or slapping the childís ears. That seems extremely painful and cruel.

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