Synopsis: Come laugh and cry with the March family.

Meg – the sweet-tempered one. Jo – the smart one. Beth – the shy one. Amy – the sassy one.

Together they’re the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn’t stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do…

Release Date: 2nd February 2017 (this version) 30th September 1868

Format Read: Clothbound Hardback

Genres: Classic Literature, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Historical, Fiction

Pages: 369

Review: I can’t put my finger on exactly why but I just didn’t like this book much. I found it really hard to read, hard to get into and I couldn’t connect to the characters, the story nor their world. 

My favourite thing in a book is to be able to disappear into the world of the book, to be in the story with the characters and I just didn’t get that effect with this book. It dragged on and I found myself bored and struggling to get into it. 

I very rarely find a book I didn’t enjoy at all and it breaks my heart that a classic such as Little Women was one of those books, I so desperately kept wanting to enjoy it, but I just couldn’t. I found maybe 3-6 chapters that I did enjoy and found fun to read but that is all. 

So unfortunately in conclusion the story of Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth is just not a story for me. But I know for many others this story is deep in their hearts and I’m so happy for anyone that can connect with the girls and their story, I just couldn’t.


Where to buy: Wordery, BookDepository,

About Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. 
She was reluctant to write a children’s book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American to become a classic.


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