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Throwback Thursday: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Thursday December 1, 2011 at 12:46 am |


Harriet the Spy!

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?

How awesome was this book!?  I can’t even tell you how many times I read this one as a kid.  But Harriet was my book hero.  So much so that I used to walk around keeping notes like her.  I remember in the fifth grade having my spiral Bobby Brown notebook (don’t judge, he was on back then) and pink and purple pens, and writing down thoughts and notes about everything and everyone.  My fifth grade class and teacher was especially good fodder for my notebook.  I just knew I was getting good stuff so I could write a book someday.  Harriet was quite the inspiration for me as a kid and now I really must get this so I can read it again.

Anybody else out there fans of Harriet the Spy?

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13 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh”

  1. You know, I’m sad to admit this but I’m not sure I’ve ever read this.

  2. Lena says:

    I loved Harriet the Spy. This brings back fond memories. I remember the film too, it wasn’t too long ago it was made. I may have to find this old gem in the library store for my daughter.

  3. I love that we can look or thing about a book and it brings back so many memories. I think it really proves how important books are to us as readers. I haven’t read this one though. I did enjoy spy/mystery type books. Great post!

  4. Missie says:

    ha! Bobby Brown notebook!! That is too cute. But I bet it wasn’t as awesome as my Milli Vanilli folder!

    Didn’t read Harriet as a kid, but I’ve seen a few movies based on the books. Fun!

    • Jade Jade says:

      Oh Missie…I can do you one better…I had the Milli Vanilli tape…and would still listen to it today if I could find it! LOL…I saw the movie too, but of course…The Book Was Better!

  5. Alysia says:

    This was on my list of books to read as a kid and I never got it. I think I will now. I could use a quick fun read. Or wait for the next read-a-thon. This would be perfect!!

  6. Rebecca says:

    Aww, I love the sound of this one! o: I wonder why we never got her novels. Maybe I should just give it a try now… Lol. I love those books that influence you like that though! And it’s always fun coming back to childhood favorites too!

  7. I loved this book and I had a notebook too! I was a rather silly kids because I wrote stuff down like cool names I read in books and copied passages down word for word. I was seriously a nerdy kid. I wrote a book with a friend. We would each write a page and then pass it to the next person for their page. I never knew where the story would go. Lol.

    • Jade says:

      Alexis I must have been a nerd too, because I used to do the same thing. See all the cute and fun things books can inspire in children. I hope my nephew loves to read.