Parent of a 4 and 9 year oldWritten bymichugalugApril 10, 2009
Definately not a role model
I don't like the things Harriet says and the way she thinks about people, even saying her own mother his dumb. She refers to people as fat as well. This is not proper or kind and not accepted in our household.
I like this book, but sometimes Harriet is a little nosy, and kind of moody. I think anyone 10 and up will be able to understand why, and not to act that way yourself. Besides, who wouldn't be angry if someone read their journal?
I think Ole'Golly is a positive romodle in this story. she always looks on the bright side of things, and is very smart.
THE BOOK WAS AN INTERESTING BOOK TO BE. I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY CREATIVE HOW THEY BUT A NOT BOOK INTO A CHAPTER BOOK. WE HAVE TO READ AR BOOKS AT MI SCHOOL SO I DECIDED TO GET HARRIET THE SPY BECAUSE WHEN I READ THE BACK OF THE BOOK IT SOUNDED INTERESTING.I GOT 7 OUT OF 10 QUESTIONS RIGHT. THE BOOK IS ABOUT HOW A GIRL HAS A PRIVET NOTEBOOK AND SHE WRITES ALL HER THOUGHTS DOWN ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, EVEN HER FRIENDS. THEN ONE DAY HER FRIENDS GET A HOLD OF THE BOOK AND THEY ONLY READ THE THINGS THAT HARRIET WROTE ABOUT THEM THEN THEY WERE ALL MAD A HARRIET, THEN ONE DAY HARRIET HAS A TALK WITH HER FRIENDS THEN THEY ALL JUST BECOME FRIENDS AGAIN YOU HAVE TO READ THE BOOK IT IS TOO GOOD TO ME.
Teen, 16 years oldWritten byrrpurpleNovember 16, 2009
Perfect for ages 9-11.
I read this book when I was about 9 or 10. I loved it. I identified with the character. I understand parent's concerns with the book, but kids can understand and judge much more than we give them credit for.
good if they're old enough to know right from wrong
If your child is old enough to understand that the point of a book is to observe behavior and decide for oneself whether that behavior is right or wrong, this is a great book. Harriet's behavior (some of which is completely unacceptable -- like sneaking into neighbor's houses) helps the reader understand and empathize with her state of mind and furthers the storyline.