The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett – 31

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Episode 31 The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett’s most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret…

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes- Episode 29

Episode 26 – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to the series Hunger Games it adds a wonderful layer to the story. This is also a great stand-alone book. It walks through the story of the tenth hunger games including how various things came…

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- Episode 26

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Episode 24 The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967.  The book takes place over about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society…