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The Borrowers

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99 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

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As a child in the 1950's, I read the original Borrowers in 4th grade. I read and re-read the one in the school library, til school closed for the summer. As luck would have it, I found the book and it's subsequent additions that summer in a book store. They were the onl...
As a child in the 1950's, I read the original Borrowers in 4th grade. I read and re-read the one in the school library, til school closed for the summer. As luck would have it, I found the book and it's subsequent additions that summer in a book store. They were the only thing I ever BEGGED my mother to buy me. I took home The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, and The Borrowers Afloat, and I still know parts of them by heart. When I was 18, the Borrowers Aloft came out, and my mother sent it to me at college. I was 36 when the Avenged came out, and I RAN to the bookstore. The stories are as fresh today as the first time I read them. I'm now in my 50's, and I can't imagine a life without Homily, Pod and Arriety Clock. Homily who is courageous, even though she'd really rather not be. Pod, who is a simple man, taking care of his family. And Arriety, 13, ready for life, ready for adventure, a young Victorian Feminist, if there ever was one. She wanted to learn to Borrow, which was only for men. She needed to learn to Borrow, because her family was the last one left in the house, and what would happen to her if her parents died? She taught me that a girl could be anything she wanted to be. They bravely faced a daunting world, and they're only 6 inches tall. I now own well over a thousand books, and really believe that it was this small family that led me to my love of reading.

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2004

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6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Ok book

Im still in the beging of this book but all i know is that it is raelly hard to under stand the most info ive got so far is from the back but all my friends are in love with it

posted by Anonymous on February 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Ok book

    Im still in the beging of this book but all i know is that it is raelly hard to under stand the most info ive got so far is from the back but all my friends are in love with it

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Okay, i guess

    I read the sample and it was okay, i guess

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Good

    It was really slow
    It got so boring

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    The movie is coming out soon

    It is called the seceret world of arriety

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    To the question

    It is original

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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