Monday, 20 December 2010

Little Women


Title: Little Women
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Signet Classics
Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.
(details above from Goodreads)
Though this book is a classic, it's aimed at teenage girls, so I decided to review it here!
Little Women was a wonderful book to read. Though the book was published in 1868 teenage girls can still relate with the main character because, as most teenage girls: Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg, were trying to find themselves while dealing with family and romance problems.
My favorite character is Jo! She's courageous, creative, dreamy, strong, cheerful and a tom-boy!
Now, about the guy's... I loved them all; they were all perfect and very nice. But if I had to choose one, I would say that Laurie was my favorite. I loved his personality, his sense of humor and his charisma.
The plot is interesting: there are tears, laughs and a lot of romance.
What I most liked in this book was the strong bonds that united the four sisters. Of course they had a few quarrels but they also had a wonderful time together.
This book sends to the reader a strong message of feminism through the characters, that in a time where women didn't have many rights these four young women with the help of their mother and housekeeper, managed to survive and be happy!
A must read!


Alison said...

I couldn't finish this one as a kid. I read it about 5 years ago and really liked it...until the end. I hate the ending and wish that Jo had ended up with Lawrence.

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