Harriet the Spy - Harriet the Spy, Bk 1 Author: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... more ». Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?« less
Harriet, a ten year old with a self-assigned spy route, keeps detailed notes about everyone and everything she sees. Unfortunately, her notebook falls into the wrong hands, nearly destroying all of her friendships.
This was one of my very favorite books as a child. Harriet is the type of kid to whom any child who is bright and a bit of a social outsider will relate. Now, decades later, my daughter is as enamored of this book as I was. Harriet helped me feel less alone as a kid; it was reassuring to know that I wasn't the only one who looked at the world differently than those around me. As an adult, I appreciate that this book offers a great tale of friendship and trust, without being preachy.