Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

LittleWomenWonderful coming of age drama about the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, during the Civil War.  Their father is away serving as a minister to the troops; their mother, Marmee, struggles to make ends meet.  Laurie Laurence, the rich boy next door takes a liking to Jo. Laurie’s tutor, John Brooke, falls in love with Jo’s older sister, Meg.  Meg marries John, but Jo rejects Laurie in favor of a writing career in New York. Laurie ultimately falls in love with the youngest sister while traveling in Europe, a trip Jo always longed for but was given to Amy instead.  When Beth becomes desperately ill with Scarlet Fever, Jo returns to her sister’s side, but it remains to be seen if she will find success as a writer or a love interest of her own.

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4 thoughts on “Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

  1. I think every girl ought to read this book…any generation…some girls will relate, some marvel at the naivete, some long for the simpler times. It’s a classic and I love it

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    1. It’s been so long since I’ve read this book I should go back and see if it really does stand up. I just remember loving it so much when I did read it back in the day. Nobody and I do mean nobody was addressing these issues back then. Nowadays they’re in every middle grade book. Back then, it broke so many taboos. It really was a revelation.

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      1. True. As to standing up…I think it would if read at a young enough age. Then again, we now live in the land of 6 year old with cell phones…so who knows.

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