Monday, May 02, 2016

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Classic Fiction

This classic novel tells the story of the four March sisters in 1860s New England. Their father is off at war so it's just the four of them and their mother, trying to make the best of everything. Christmas is tough and instead of buying things for each other, the girls buy for their mother and give their lunch to a family that has little to eat. Their neighbours hear about their good deeds and send over treats. This sparks up a relationship between the boy Laurie that lives beside them.

I've seen the movie for this book and really enjoyed it. I had started and stopped the book a few times but this time stuck with it. I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but wow was this book boring! It's hardly about anything and hardly anything happens. Three of the four sisters have boring personalities. Jo is the only redeeming factor of this book but even she isn't enough to save it.

First Line: "'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."


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