Dear Frances Hodgson Burnett,
Love is a strong word. Like Mary, I would be scared and mad to go live somewhere that I have never been before, and living with someone who is a total stranger. It was a miracle that Mary showed love to Colin. He was calmed by her soothing words. I could have never done that. I would have gotten mad in the first five minutes, dealing with someone like Colin. Your book helped me to show love to people who need it but don't deserve it.
About a month ago, I was playing with my little brothers. They were jumping on me and hurting me badly. I got mad right away. I started to do it back to them. I hurt them worse then they would have hurt me. I was sent to my room. I was laying on my bed when I noticed your book The Secret Garden lying on my bookshelf. I got the book and started to flip threw the pages. I came to a page that I remembered, the page where your book changed me. It was the page where Mary showed love to Colin. I read it over and over. It finally came to me that I did wrong. From now on I have been trying hard to do what your book taught me.
Your book I will always remember all through my life. And when I am a mother, I will teach my children this lesson: Love one another as much as I love you. And I will urge them to tell their children. This book really changed the way I thought, acted, and loved one another.