My First Favorite Book.

Do you remember your first favorite book? I still remember mine: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It's about a little British girl growing up in India with her father who has a seemingly charmed life -- she goes to an exclusive school, has an adoring father, and is admired by all her friends and teachers. But when her father dies and she is left orphaned and at the mercy of her headmistress, her charmed life quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she must learn to rely on her inner strength and ingenuity to persevere.

I was so captivated by this book growing up, that I even remember rereading it from time to time, just to experience that feeling of being swept away by the story. I love the lessons it taught me as a little girl  -- the importance of friendship and family, of hope despite the odds, and of not taking your blessings for granted, because you never know how long they will remain yours.

This is the book cover my version had:

What was your first favorite book?


8 comment(s):

Tillie said...

Oh my goodness! I remember this movie! I dont think I ever read the book, but i love love love the movie. I cried everytime!

Rachelle said...

I've seen the movie and never read the book.. I must remedy that!!

I'd tell you what my first favorite book was but I think I shall write a blog post about it instead ;)

Unknown said...

Yes, you should both read the book! It's amazing. Can't wait to read your blog post, Asheyna. :)

Anonymous said...

I loved that book too... it was inspiring infact!

Angela Lynn said...

Your posts always make me smile.

chelsea rebecca said...

aw i love this book. and is it bad to say that i love this movie too? i still remember it from my childhood!
i think my first favorite book was goodnight moon! hahaha!

tasha said...

The first favy book I can remember is Stuart Little. But The Secret Garden would run a close second. :)

I still read those two books to my own kids, and they're still a hit.

Pria said...

My first favorite book was the Diary of Anne Frank ..infact id love to read it over again ..
and i must add this one to the list too ..thanks for sharing :)