Little women by Louisa May Alcott

11 Dec

I’ve just finished reading Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It was such a delight. The story is simple: four little girls growing up and finding their feet in the world. But such simple plot is told in such sweetness and truth that the reader wipes the tears that gather as he closes the last page.

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March are as different as north is from south. Meg with her motherly instinct guards all the girls; Jo, a tomboy is always frolicking around with her friend Laurie and doing “larks”; Beth, always happy to be calm and to mind the others; and little Amy is the model of propriety. Even their talents are very diverse; Meg is a natural homemaker, Jo writes, Beth is sweetness itself and Amy plays and draws. Yet, they get on so well together, that it seems a miracle, until we discover their mother’s hand in the not so little miracle.

Grow up they must, and face the world, but only after facing their little battles within. They flourish beautifully, and their families at the end of the book are a real work of art. It is what I call a really GOOD story, in the real sense of the word and I thank the little Marches for such a delightful read. Truly, the story went straight to my heart, to be cherished forever!

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3 Responses to “Little women by Louisa May Alcott”

  1. Claire 'Word by Word' December 12, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Yet another classic I have never read, one day for sure, sounds like a good, cosy winter read.

    • mary December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      It is cosy, and charming. I am looking forward to read more from Louisa Alcott, definitely!

  2. jessicabookworm December 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I read this book earlier this year for The Classics Club, and absolutely adored it. Like you I thought it was a simple but beautiful story. I also thought it was rather inspirational.

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