4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

The eldest and on the verge of love is Meg. Then there’s Jo, the tomboy who yearns to be a novelist. Sweet-natured Beth still puts others first, and Amy, the youngest and most precocious, is finally there. The March sisters are together. Even though money is short, times are difficult and their father is away at war, everyone in their adventures is swept up by their contagious sense of fun, including Laurie, the boy next door. And the sisters learn that growing up is often very difficult to do, through sisterly squabbles, their good moments and sad ones too.
This vibrant portrayal of nineteenth-century family life, based on the childhood of Louisa May Alcott, has an enduring vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

A marvellous story… I identified strongly with Jo as a child because she is a journalist. -Jacqueline Wilson
The American misconception of females. -Madelon Bedell
It’s an important American novel, maybe an essential American girls’ novel… Girls come to it on their own. -Jane Smiley
Alcott predicted realism for twenty or thirty years in “Little Women”. G. —G. K. From Chesterton


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