Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
562 pgs

This classic by Louisa May Alcott is simply a must read for every little woman out there.  This Charming story is about four little women starting out in their lives.  The fun part is that the reader gets to observe them grow up, from childhood to womanhood and for some motherhood. Most of the story however revolves around those years in between and because of that it is the perfect book for tweens or those trying to remember what those years were like.

Meg is the oldest of the four and acts a bit like the mother or at least like their moral compass. She however has one fault that she struggles with and that is the want of luxuries which of course only comes with money.  Jo is next in line of the March sisters and is a free spirit. She would rather be a boy but in time this changes.  Jo is the writer of the family and in time this allows her to make some money.  Beth is after Jo.  She is all that is good, the sweetest of the March sisters.  But she becomes ill with the scarlet fever and is never quite the same.  Amy is the youngest, she has a talent for art and a taste for all that is fine much like her sister Meg.  Eventually Amy sets her heart on becoming a true lady.  Life is not easy for these little women their family is poor and the war has made them those their father for a time.  While he is gone the girls meet their new neighbor Lorie who becomes good friends with the girls.  His role later could become more but to which sister? What trials do the girls face because they are poor?  Read to find out.

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