One of my very favorite stories is called "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a beautiful story of a young girl named Mary who loses her parents and is sent to live with her uncle. The house seems haunted by ghosts and memories, but Mary manages to discovers its secrets while growing into a young lady. One of the best things for me is that this story has been made into an awesome musical with stunning songs, so it's not only a favorite book, but it's also a favorite musical.
I totally recommend this story to boys and girls alike. Five stars for sure!! Link to the library catalog to find it. Click here to get to the catalog (copy and past the bold words above into the catalog) or just check it out in the fiction section at F BUR.
Want to check out the musical? Watch this video with a medley of the music.