Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!! In this weekly post I will be mentioning some books from the past that are near and dear to my heart. The purpose is not to do a FULL review, but just tell you a little about the book itself and some little tidbits I loved about it. :)
This week I chose to throw ALL THE WAY back to Harriet the Spy. Some of you young ones might not have a clue what I'm talking about, so let me introduce you to one of the early books that changed my life. ;)
Book: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she's written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
I'm going back to my Elementary years...I was obsessed with Harriet the Spy! I walked around with my black composition book-because I was a legit spy like that-and took my notes. It caused me to go through a phase of eating nothing but tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches. I watched the movie religiously! Anyone else on board with my nerd train? I can not say enough good things about this book, or the movie. I'm actually going to get on Amazon when I'm done with this post and order it because I'm all nostalgic thinking about it. :)
This is a book that can be enjoyed at any age. Harriet is a cranky, honest, and yet, you can't help but love her. It teaches you about individualism, empathy, honesty, and little life lessons you need when growing up. It keeps you on your toes because you just never know what little quirky Harriet is going to be up to next. It's of course a light read for someone older, but I still think it would be greatly enjoyed. If you are in a book slump, it might be just what you need. If you haven't read it yet, I urge you to give it a try! I will leave you with these wise words:
"You can't be too old to spy except if you were fifty you might fall off a fire escape, but you could spy around on the ground a lot." -Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy
Have you read this book? Were you Harriet obsessed like me? Leave me some love and let me know. :)