Hey y’all!! I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe in quarantine 🙂
A while ago I read Little Women after a friend told me to read it before watching the new film adaption. I obliged, but it took a whiiiiiile … this book was SO long! I finally got through though, and here are my thoughts.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is about the four March sisters: Meg (16), Jo (15), Beth (13) and Amy (12). It’s set during the American Civil War, and their father is in the army, so they live with their mother, Mrs. March, and a kindhearted maid, Hannah.
The story begins in their teen years, and ends with them growing up and becoming wives and mothers. Although the girls aren’t perfect, they try their hardest, striving to be the best daughters, sisters, friends and women that they can be.
I highly enjoyed the majority of the book. I could connect with the sisters, seeing many of their own faults in myself. My only complaint would be that at times, it was quite uneventful, although that is to be expected from most classics (someone had to say it :)). As well, I was not very impressed with the ending, but that has to do with personal opinion, and it was not due to the writing at all. Anyway, all shortcomings aside, I found it a good read overall, very amusing yet touching as well. I especially liked the differences between the sisters’ personalities, because it made for an interesting dynamic between them. They were all extreme opposites of each other, yet they fit together perfectly.
In conclusion, it was a heartwarming read with many twists and turns. It was great to see the sisters grow up and mature into beautiful young women, and I rate it a 7.5/10. If you want to get into reading classics, I would definitely recommend this, because the language is very easy to understand and you will definitely relate a lot more as a fellow teen… Happy reading!