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Friday, August 19, 2011

Feature Friday: Little Women

Friday Feature is where we share books we love that have been out for several years. We don't want these treasures to get lost just because they aren't babies anymore!

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is an American classic, adored for Louisa May Alcott's lively and vivid portraits of the endearing March sisters: talented tomboy Jo, pretty Meg, shy Beth, temperamental Amy. Millions have shared in their joys, hardships, and adventures as they grow up in Civil War New England, separated by the war from their father and beloved mother, "Marmee," blossoming from "little women" into adults. Jo searches for her writer's voice and finds unexpected love...Meg prepares for marriage and a family...Beth reaches out to the less fortunate, tragically...and Amy travels to Europe to become a painter. Based on Louisa May Alcott's own Yankee childhood, Little Women is a treasure -- a story whose enduring values of patience, loyalty, and love have kept this extraordinary family close to the hearts of generation after generation of delighted readers.


Little Women is one of those classics that everyone should read! It's one of my favorites! I love reading the adventures, challenges, and joys of the March sisters as they struggle and grow up in difficult circumstances. Their growing pains are similar to those faced by many today, while giving a glimpse at the challenges of the era. I love the interactions of the March family with their lively personalities and varied interests as they learn to get along and to cherish each other. There are those who believe this book is archaic and doesn't relate to our time but the morals of the story and the importance of family values are timeless. A definite must-read!

5/5 stars

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