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Feb. 1st, 2007 | 11:53 am
posted by: morgian_le_faye in isbn_045

Title: Little Women
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Historical Fiction
Summary: This story revolves around the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Through their eyes, we learn about the trials of being a somewhat impoverished family in the Civil War era. We learn their life ambitions and watch them grow and develop over a span of about a decade.
Review/Thoughts: I found this to be a very human book. Alcott captures the spirit of every character in her novel. I left the book feeling as though I had met with all those people, played with them, talked with them. Because Alcott weaves her excellent character development into the story, it was so much more emotional during such episodes as when Beth fell ill with scarlet fever or when Laurie proposed to Jo. The strength that shone through the family in their hardships was impressive especially when you compare their hardships to the tribulations that can pull families apart today.
Jo is, and always will be my absolute favorite character of this novel. (My next favorite is Beth.) The bond between those two was so special. I love Jo's independent strong, yet still tender nature. Marmee as well conducted a strong and loving character who I believe is the archetype mother.

Bah, I'm not great at reviewing books. Hopefully, I'll get better over time.

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