Monday, November 1, 2010
Little Women by: Louisa May Alcott
You will thoroughly enjoy this captivating tale about the four March sisters.
Meet Meg, a pretty, practical girl, the eldest of the four March girls.
Next in line is tomboy Josephine, or "Jo" as she prefers to be known. Jo dreams of being an author and leaves no space for marriage in her plans.
The third sister, Beth, is a shy, quiet girl who stays at home a great deal and enjoys playing her piano and helping the March's faithful housekeeper, Hannah, with the chores.
Last in line is Amy, an artistic blond beauty who wants to go to Europe and become a famous artist.
Mrs.March has her hands full while the girls' father is away helping with the war. Beth contracts scarlet fever, Jo meets their mischievous neighbor and befriends him, Amy pursues her dream of becoming a great artist, and Meg learns to be content despite her family's poverty. Each girl must choose her life and what her future will be.
The Marches live a hard life after helping a friend and losing all their wealth, but they are still a generous, happy family.
I love this book! It is one of my favourites. My mom used to have to tell me to stop reading it because I read it over and over. The "Little Women" book I have is a two parter, the second book is called "Good Wives."
"Little Women" is a classic and definitely deserves to be. I would give it nine or ten stars out of ten!