Thursday, April 25, 2013

Teen Review: Little Women, Little Review

Our wonderful teen reviewer, Ms. Neeka has stopped by for a quick visit. Here's her little review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Classic time. I know a lot of people are reluctant to read classics(I was, at one point), but feminist, abolitionist, and, obviously, author Louisa Alcott’s book Little Women is a lovely story first published in 1868-well after the Elizabethan era and its dramatic, poetic language. Pretty much everything in the book is relatable to today, and the dialogue is mostly terms and words we use today.

Little Women begins with chapters having separate plots, but a bit before the middle of the book, the whole thing has one main plot line. The story follows the March family of Concord, Massachusetts-Mrs. March; the loving mother, Meg; the eldest and prettiest child; Jo; boyish and a bookworm; Beth; kind and always caring for others, and Amy; youngest and slightly focused on material possessions. We also meet Laurie, the fun neighbor, and his grandfather. Mr. March is fighting for the Union in the Civil War.

The characters are lovable (except a select few-cough-Sally Moffat-cough-Aunt March-cough) and believable, and their troubles all too real. You won’t want to put this book down because of its humorous and engaging prose. The great American novel I present to you now speaks for itself, so I shall end this review here.

Did you know that there was a Little Women musical? The things you learn when searching You-Tube. It's true! Here's a clip with a young Sutton Foster (Michelle from Bunheads) as Jo!

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