Book Reviews of Eight Cousins or the Aunt Hill

Eight Cousins or the Aunt Hill
Eight Cousins or the Aunt Hill
Author: Louisa May Alcott
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140374568
ISBN-10: 0140374566
Publication Date: 9/1/1995
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this book and really enjoyed it! It is about a girl named Rose and her eight boy cousins. There are so many eciting happenings. The beginning starts a little boring, but then almost every chapter has something exciting happening!
Great for ages 10 and up! I read this when I was 16. Rose in Bloom is the sequel to this book.
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Louisa May Alcott certainly has her writing style down pat. Each chapter is its own story, and can be read in nearly any order, as they are quite episodic. It's very moralistic - and everyone is so earnest to be so kind and so good and absolutely so unselfish. It honestly makes the story a bit difficult to take at times because of Alcott's lecturing on proper behavior and, to an extent, the 'proper' way to raise children. She's very against the trappings of the 19th century - Uncle Alec rails against corsets, and raising 'little ladies' to flutter about society as delicate butterflies, in preference to running wild, and - to tie it into Little Women - the importance of transforming Megs and Amys into Jos.

I guess we know what sort of girl Alcott was.
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Rose's life is turned upside down when her father dies. She goes to live with her family including 8 boy cousins that live close by. The aunts want to keep her in the house quiet, but this only makes her lonely and grieving. When Uncle Alec arrives, he decides she needs more fresh air and outside play. Rose thrives on the fun loving and lively cousins!

This is not the quality of Little Women, but still is a fun read.
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Rose's life is turned upside down when her father dies. She goes to live with her family including 8 boy cousins that live close by. The aunts want to keep her in the house quiet, but this only makes her lonely and grieving. When Uncle Alec arrives, he decides she needs more fresh air and outside play. Rose thrives on the fun loving and lively cousins!

This is not the quality of Little Women, but still is a fun read.
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Wholesome story, especially for girls.
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I remember reading this as a pre-teen many times. I loved it - would love to read it again and pass on to my daughter now that she is 12.
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I enjoyed how each chapter was as much its own short story as it was part of the overall narrative. My main problem with the book is that I had a hard time remembering information about each of Rose's cousins, aunts, and uncles. And her seven male cousins all had nicknames, to further complicate matters. Perhaps if I had taken notes as information was provided it would have made more sense, but honestly, I had trouble keeping all the characters straight. Also, many of the characters seemed overly wholesome and jolly so much of the time, it nearly got irritating.
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One of my childhood favorites.
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Lonely orphan Rose does not want to meet her 7 boy cousins, but is surprised when she does.
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One of my favorite books by Louisa May Alcott. I like this one even better than Little Women. It offers an interesting look into Victorian mores, especially when contrasted with the eccentric opinions of the sea-faring uncle.
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Rose's life is turned upside down when her father dies. She goes to live with her family including 8 boy cousins that live close by. The aunts want to keep her in the house quiet, but this only makes her lonely and grieving. When Uncle Alec arrives, he decides she needs more fresh air and outside play. Rose thrives on the fun loving and lively cousins!

This is not the quality of Little Women, but still is a fun read.
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Rose's life is turned upside down when her father dies. She goes to live with her family including 8 boy cousins that live close by. The aunts want to keep her in the house quiet, but this only makes her lonely and grieving. When Uncle Alec arrives, he decides she needs more fresh air and outside play. Rose thrives on the fun loving and lively cousins!

This is not the quality of Little Women, but still is a fun read.
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Eight Cousins is a fun filled story about a girl named Rose, who has no other girl cousins, only 7 boys and many fussy aunts. She thinks boys are too wild to play with and Aunt Hill is very dull. But when Uncle Alec, her guardian, arrives, with surprises galore,she discovers how wrong she is. Eight Cousins is a book you can not put down! I would recommend it for boys and girls age 8 and up. Grown-ups will enjoy it too. Caution - this is a very funny book!
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I loved all of Alcotts books in my younger days, including this one. From the back of the book:

Orphaned Rose Campbell can't bear the thought of one more dreary day at boarding school. With nowhere else to go, she arrives at the 'Aunt Hill' to live with her six aunts and seven boy cousins.

As in her other books, Louisa May Alcott describes American life after the Civil War. These long ago times are as alive as ever for today's readers, who will delight in this cheerful tale.
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Rose's life is turned upside down when her father dies. She goes to live with her family including 8 boy cousins that live close by. The aunts want to keep her in the house quiet, but this only makes her lonely and grieving. When Uncle Alec arrives, he decides she needs more fresh air and outside play. Rose thrives on the fun loving and lively cousins!

This is not the quality of Little Women, but still is a fun read.
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Classic 1927 illustrated edition. Vintage Alcott. Great story for kids and adults.