One of my all time favorite books and one of the books I have read and reread and re read. The characters are genuine and Alcott's ability to portray early American life in the North through the retelling of her life is wonderful. I have never felt as though I am reading an autobiography, yet when the book is finished, you will think about the fact the story is true. Realistic and a read you will not forget.
Returning to the world of the Marches through this childhood book was fun. I realized that the book reflected the values of the time. Of course, the first time I read it I was very young - a gift under the tree from my parents. At that time it seemed very grown up and fascinating. When I asked a 12-year-old member of the family what she thought she said she really liked it so I guess tastes haven't changed all that much. Guess that is why this one has become a children's classic.
One of my all-time favorite stories!
"Little Women is one of the best-loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are the four March sisters, who learn the hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family. Based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it from generation to generation."