Little Women is about the four March sisters. Meg the eldest, Jo the second, Beth the third, and Amy the youngest.
The series follows them from when they were girls to when they are grown and married.
But before they can become little women there are many things they must learn.
Each of them has their trials that seem insurmountable.
In the book, Meg wishes for the riches of the past and sighs at the grandeur that she sees but cannot have.
Jo with her tomboy ways and escapades, wishes that she never had to grow up and that all the others around her would stay the same.
Beth is the dear of the family, but she is constantly terrified of others and quit shy.
Amy is quit prim and proper and in the beginning was in danger of being spoiled.
The book is filled with stories that teach the girls how to be fine, young women.
In one chapter, Beth learns not to be terrified of Mr. Laurence when he sends her a little piano that his little granddaughter once owned.
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform(At amazon)
Series: Little Women
Age range: 10 and up
Media Type: Kindle,
What to expect: Classic, more for girls,
What I liked about Little Women:
Some of my favorite things in Little Women are when Jo puts on her plays and reading about their escapades.
In one chapter, it has them putting on a play. As part of the story the author tells you some of the lines that were said.
The author also tells you how they used their ingenuity to make the things necessary for their play.
This book somehow manages to make the life of four ordinary eighteenth century girls very interesting and amusing to read.
What I didn’t like about Little Women:
Some parts of it seem overly descriptive and take longer to get to the main action than I would like. So this time when I read it, I just skipped those parts.
Other books you might like:
Book 2: Good Wives*
Book 3: Little Men
Book 4: Jo’s Boys
*NOTE: Depending on the copy you own, you might already have Good Wives. My kindle has both in one book format, although it still tells you when one ends and the other begins.