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Little Women (book)

157 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Louisa May Alcott and Susan Straight

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.

Tags: Books, Fiction, Classics, Susan Straight, Louise May Alcott
Author: Louisa May Alcott, Susan Straight
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books
Publisher: Signet Classics
28 reviews about Little Women (book)
review by . June 21, 2010
What is it about this book that still captivates me?       I first read this book when I was just a girl and I remember being entranced by the relationship that grew between Laurie and Jo March. For years I wondered why Alcott chose to keep Jo and Laurie apart when they seemed like such a great couple. Now I know it was to keep me reading, which was very clever on Alcott's part, I guess :-)       Still, part of me never cared for Professor Baer …
review by . June 21, 2010
In the nearly a century and a half since it was first published, Little Women has continued to captivate its (mostly female) readers.  Rare is the young woman who first picks it up who doesn't want to be Jo March.  A contemporary tale when it was first published in 1868, Little  Women has become the ultimate historical, and feminist, novel.       The story of four sisters growing up in genteel poverty during and just after the American Civil War, Little …
review by . July 17, 2010
No young woman can read this book without relating to it in some way.  Alcott brings her readers through the highest points of joy, the lowest valleys of disappointment, fear, happiness, triumph, confusion, and sadness.  There is nothing perverse or questionable which make it appropriate for readers of all ages.  Though the focus remains on the four March sisters, Alcott provides lovable male leads as well: the boyish Laurie, firm yet tender John, and playfully sophisticated …
Quick Tip by . October 31, 2010
The characters in "Little Women" are not perfect, and therefore realistic- and their foibles are endearing. Amy is rather selfish and vain, Beth is painfully shy, Jo is precipitous ,and Meg is perhaps a bit bossy. Laurie and Jo are not suited because Laurie as a rich young man, needs, Jo explains to him, a wife who is a show-piece. He has done the right thing in marrying the beautiful Amy. Furthermore, Laurie isn't intellectual and Jo is. Jo gets her professor and all is well. "Little Women" is …
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
A must read to your pre-teens. At this young age values are being formed.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
A book I could read over and over. The characters are so warm and comfortable they could be family.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
It was alright. I read it as a youngster and was captivated.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
A classic, but I liked it less in adulthood than I did when I was a teenager.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A relative bought me this book in the 8th grade when she discovered I hadn't read it yet. I loved it.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
classic
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
This book captivates regardless of gender. It's a story of friendship, love and family. It shows you how by staying close to each other you can get through anything together. It's a nice story, not much direct plot, episodic mostly, but it's the tale of a family during one year.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Comes into the same read block I have with Jane Austen.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Classic well-written prose about family life and women's issues in late 19th century America. However, despite the time span, the characters are very true to modern life .Timeless.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
One of my favorite all time books! I read it as a young teen first and a couple of times since.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
one of the cutest stories. I read the novel when I was a little girl and I regularly read it again and again.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Who didn't read this missed out completely. it will take you back in time yet keep in the present. How does that happen I do not know.. It is so true.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
You cannot argue with the classic appeal of this book.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Classic; I read this as a youth.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
such a classic read
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Although most of Little Women's fans are female (due to the title I'm sure), I have known several young men to also enjoy it, so don't rule it out for them. Also, be sure to check out the author's other two lesser-known but equally lovable book series, Eight Cousins and its sequel, Rose in Bloom, and An Old-Fashioned Girl.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Louisa is a great author. Great review.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Every girl should read this. It sould be a gift in childhood.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
It's a classic and I enjoy the broad variety of girls in the story.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
never kept me interested, never finished it
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
A wonderful tale of sisterly love.
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