EPUB ´ MOBI Harriet the Spy î 9780385376105 ì DOGSALONBRISTOL

Louise Fitzhugh Ê Harriet the Spy MOBI

EPUB ´ MOBI Harriet the Spy î 9780385376105 ì DOGSALONBRISTOL ¸ ❰Reading❯ ➼ Harriet the Spy Author Louise Fitzhugh – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground breaking coming of age novel Harriet the Spy includes tributes by JuThis special th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground breaking coming of age novel Harriet the Spy includes tributes by Judy Blume Meg Cabot Lois Lowry Rebecca Stead and many as well as a map of Harriet's New York City neighborhood and spy route and ori Schadenfreude That's what this book is about and it's all Harriet thinks about the misfortune of others and how she can find joy in it While that can have its place like in The Hunger Games it is just disturbing where this book is concernedThis is one of those rare times where twenty years later I reread a book from childhood that I adored and my opinion of it completely changes as an adult I kept my original copy from childhood but now I'm not sure I will keep it still because I can't imagine ever reading this again It was painful I did not enjoy it It was not charming I thought it was funny for maybe the first couple chapters but it uickly becomes causticHarriet wants to be a writer Fair enough But there are two very disturbing revelations associated with this1 Harriet somehow gets the idea that the best way to practice being a writer is not to like practice writing short stories and use her imagination Instead she takes write what you know to a whole new level keeping a notebook where she spies on everyone in the neighborhood and then documents every cruel thought she has ever had about them including her best friends then somehow justifies this as a way to learn to write better and descriptively2 Harriest does not want to be a writer to improve the world become famous or inspire people Allow me as I uote WHEN I GROW UP I'M GOING TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYBODY AND PUT IT ALL IN A BOOK THE BOOK IS GOING TO BE CALLED SECRETS BY HARRIET M WELSCH I WILL ALSO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS IN IT AND MAYBE SOME MEDICAL CHARTS IF I CAN GET THEM I just WHATStill I kept giving the book the benefit of the doubt For one thing it is intriguing because we all think things about other people although I uickly grew tired of that Most importantly though there was still a chance that Harriet might learn some good lessons from all thisNopeHarriet's parents are so pleased that Ole Golly can handle Harriet so well but they seem blind to the fact that none of them the parents or Ole Golly seemed to have instilled any values a sense of privacy and boundariesparameters or common decency in Harriet Harriet is petultant selfish disrespectful shallow beyond nosy self involved and just plain mean She has no redeeming ualities None She has no social skills cannot relate to her peers is stunted psychologically has a truly alarming lack of empathy for other people and spends her days involving herself in everyone else's business and truly and wholeheartedly thinks it's her business to know these things about others whereas how DARE they think to look in her SOOPER SEKRIT notebookHarriet is eleven but she talks and spends her days like a middle aged sociopath relishing the choice of his next victim I kept waiting for her to learn a lesson to gain some insight to understand how her actions hurt other people to understand what she was doing was not just wrong but also sick nothing She doesn't learn anything not even when she goes to a psychologist not even when she gets caught breaking and entering not even when all her friends find her notebook and shut her out not even when the adults closest to her realize what she's been doing not even when the teachers see what this does to her classmatesI am really not sure what Fitzhugh was trying to accomplish with this book Harriet learned no lessons Her friends magically forgive her after her superficial apology which involved spying and telling secrets in the school newspaper whereas were I her friend I would never be able to trust her again She doesn't get into any actual trouble for what she does If I had children I'm not even sure I would allow them to read this

BOOK ☆ Harriet the Spy Ê Louise Fitzhugh

Ginal authoreditor correspondence Using her keen observation skills Harriet the ePUB #8608 year old Harriet M Welsch writes down in her notebook what she considers the truth about everyone in and around her New York City neighborhood When she loses track of her I loved this book Read it first in the fifth grade then read it at least twice a year after that until it fell out of my book bag in the gym locker room in the seventh grade Spent the rest of that term known as Harriet or Fuckin' Girly Fag I guess I preferred Harriet


READER Harriet the Spy

Harriet the SpyNotebook it ends up in the wrong hands and before she can stop them her friends read the sometimes awful things she's observed and written about each of them How can Harriet find a way to keep her integrity and also put her life and her friendships back togethe Book 33100 of 2015455