Harriet The Spy

With its jaundiced worldview and glum, introverted protagonist, Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy is an oddity among children's books -- which is precisely why it's so well-loved. This busy, boisterous adaptation misses the point, jerking the story out of its Manhattan context (it's now set in bland suburbia) and reinventing aspiring novelist Harriet (Michelle...read more