Thursday, June 24, 2010

Throwback Thursday: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Throwback Thursday, an event hosted by Jenny over at Take Me Away Reading, is a new meme I'll be featuring at least once a month  It's the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic!

Synopsis:  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?

This book was everything to me in grade school, second only to Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.  I can't even begin to tell you how often I walked around with a notebook taking notes in hopes that I might solve some great mystery.  Alas, it never happened, but I had a great time trying.  Regular readers of the blog know that I absolutely hate the film version of the book and I was even more appalled to learn that one of the cable channels created a made-for-tv film called "Blog Wars."  Ugh, they should do us all a favor and leave the classics alone.

Originally published: 1964

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