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The Little Princess
on December 12, 2002
I read the book "The Little Princess." A few years ago i saw the actual movie, therefore i think that it somewhat ruined the book. There were things between the book and the movie that were different so my views changed.
The book was an enjoyable one. It starts out as this little girl is dropped off at a boarding school, the one where her mother attended as a child, as her father left to fight in World War 1. Her mother died years before so there was no one else as she had lived in India most of her life with her father.
So her father leaves and she is treated like a little princess because her father is of wealth. When news of her fathers death comes to the boarding school her world gets turned upside down. The headmaster of the school is an aged bitter women. It seemed to me that she had an unspoken twist of jealousy for the young girl. This woman acts as if she is doing a good deed and sas she will keep her around as a maid and servant. She goes from being treated with luxury and anything she could ever want to cleaning, grocery shopping, and whatever else needs to be done around the school.
After working in this school and many other trials she finally finds her father is still alive and after a emotional journey and reunion her and her father leave the school. They take along her new friend and "sister" and a new teacher is made the head of the school.
I liked this book alot. It was different that the movie but in some ways that is better. I got a new view on things and i do agree with part of it when it says: "every girl is a princess." It is a fun book for children.