Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Review - Little Women


My daughter got me the book “Little Women” to read, and I fell in love with it from the very beginning itself.

“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, is the story of four little sisters – Meg (Margaret- 17 yrs), Jo (Josephine – 16 yrs), Beth (Elizabeth – 14 yrs) and Amy (12 yrs), about their life in New England (America) during the Civil War (1860s). They are poor, and have their own dreams, like any other girls of their age. Their father is in the war, and their mother tries very hard to raise them as intelligent and modest little women. The book also tells about the act of kindness and sacrifices done by these poor March sisters.

The book explores the relationship between the young girls and their parents. You can find tight family bonding, love, friendship, unity, patience - all in this book. As you read the book you can get into the minds of each sister and know what is going on in their minds, in each stage of their life. There are many characters in this story, some major and many minor.

An extract from the book -

“Wealth is certainly a most desirable thing, but poverty has its sunny side, and one of the sweet uses of adversity is the genuine satisfaction which comes from hearty work of head or hand, and to the inspiration of necessity, we owe half the wise, beautiful, and useful blessings of the world. Jo enjoyed a taste of this satisfaction, and ceased to envy richer girls, taking great comfort in the knowledge that she could supply her own wants, and need ask no one for a penny.”

This well written classic is a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

8 comments:

Dianne L Gardner said...

Little Women is a classic. A very beautiful story.

travelmuse said...

Very true. Thanks for visiting.

Lakshmi

kristy1504 said...

Little Women is one of my absolute favorites... Glad you enjoyed it!
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Leigh Ann Harbin said...

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Hermina Vass said...

Hi! I made a big mistake with this one. I watched the movie first and now can't get myself to read the book. Even though I started it like a year ago. Maybe I'll get back to it at some point. :)
I followed your blog based on this review, I liked it so much. :)
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Lakshmi said...

Thanks kristy for your visit. Glad to know that Little Women is one your absolute favorites.

Lakshmi said...

Leigh Ann,
Glad to meet you, and thanks for your comment and follow. I too have followed you.

Lakshmi said...

Hermina,
Glad to meet you and the follow. I too have followed you.
Since you saw the movie first you're delaying to complete the book since you know what is going to happen next. But, still, reading takes you to your own imagination.