Thursday, 29 December 2011
Little Women by Louise May Alcott
Meet the March sisters: the talented and tomboyish Jo, the beautiful Meg, the frail Beth, and the spoiled Amy, as they pass through the years between girlhood and womanhood. A lively portrait of growing up in the 19th century with lasting vitality and enduring charm.
Why I Read This Book: I like to read classic books every now and again just so I have read them. That is the reason I chose to get a Kobo, as it came loaded with 100 classic books for me to make my way through. I chose Little Women to read, because it seems silly that I never had.
Review: I thought this book was pretty good, but not great. I have no plans to read Alcott's sequels "Little Men" or "Jo's Boys". It is a good story, with many lessons, and a nice look at growing up a couple centuries ago. I don't regret reading it, but I'm glad I'm done. I felt that the latter part of the book was a bit rushed compared to the first. Or rather, I think I felt the first part of the book was too long. I could have done without reading the stories that Jo wrote, and the plays the girls did. I was nice to read about them growing up.