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Little Women

by January 21, 2015
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Awesome for liberal readers

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Perhaps not catering for a male audience

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Awesome read for most ladies

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ISBN: 978-0451532084

Louisa May Alcott has become a beloved storyteller to young girls and women of all ages with Little Women, the story of a family of young women struggling to make it through life during the war.

 

Love in a Time of War

A family of women living alone begins this story but they are not completely alone at all. These women have a father who is currently fighting in a war overseas and though they once were very rich they now live rather simple lives. Not ones to begrudge what they do not have all of the ‘little women’ are happy to work throughout their days and keep their home happy for each other and for their father whenever he shall return from the war. Each of the girls will make changes throughout their lives and will live very interesting ones as the years go on.

 

A household of women can never stay the same forever as eventually those little women need to grow up to become wives and mothers of their own. This story follows the trails of each of the four daughters of the March family as they grow from their teen years and their childhoods into full-fledged women who are not only capable of having their own households but actually do as well. Sweet Meg will marry a man who is everything she could ever hope for while boyish Jo is determined never to marry at all.

 

Young Amy has her heart set on marrying a rich man and living in a large palace but also of being a famous artist and possibly more. Little Beth is happy only to make home a happy place for everyone who should chance to visit and she does everything in her power to make that come true. All four will manage to make their dreams come true though not everyone will manage it in the way that they expect to. It’s going to be a long period of years to get these young girls ready for the lives they must lead away from their mother and father.

 

This story is one of love and romance but not just the love of a man and woman. Instead, this is about the love of a family for each other and the things that family will do to save and protect one another. After all, a truly happy and loving family is, above all else, there for one another. For a family with four daughters who are becoming ready to leave the nest and advance on their own, it’s more important than ever to have a strong support system of parents who are encouraging and loving to the end. These Little Women are fulfilling their life’s dreams.

 

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  • Abby Clare
    November 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was one of the best books I’ve ever read in my childhood through adult life. It seems to me that older stories seem to have a lot more description and it took a lot more to get published then. I have heard about this book quite a bit and I was always intrigued but the vast size of this book kept deterring me from reading it. After better understanding what the book is really about I think I really do need to read it. This sounds like something I would really enjoy and instead of being all about ‘boy meets girl’ it seems like it has more to do with growing up and family life.

  • Angie Randall
    November 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Louisa May Alcott is definitely an inspiration to writers everywhere with Little Women. I couldn’t imagine growing up in a household that used to have money and is now poor or a happy family that has lost its father no matter how temporary that loss may be. Belonging to a large family is something I understand and I could definitely relate to the troubles they go through together. I can also definitely relate to the love and devotion that any sibling has for their own family and their sisters. It’s definitely nice the way they all work together and even though they have problems with each other they also manage to work through their differences.

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