760 pages

Published Oct. 6, 2018 by Penguin random house, PENGUIN CLASICOS.

ISBN:
978-84-9105-391-0
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3 stars (22 reviews)

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

150 editions

Didn't make it as far as Part 2--was just too bloody bored

1 star

I've had this book on my shelves since about 2001, and I've tried to start reading it, only to be interrupted or something would come up. I left it alone for years. Now I know why--because I LET myself get interrupted.

Frankly--and I was very surprised to discover this--I was bored.

Little Women feels disjointed, a bit preachy, and like a "day in the life" story that doesn't want to end. I couldn't even get to part 2 (about pg 241) because the story didn't seem to want to go anywhere. It felt like yes, there were some things ladies of the time needed to know or understand to get an idea as to the things they'll have to deal with growing up. But it's like the story as a whole was stuck. Each chapter made sure to end with a witticism or "moral of the story" moment. I suppose …

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3 stars

I probably would have liked this book a lot more if I had read it in the third grade when all my friends were completely obsessed with it. Why did I not read it in the third grade? Was I just weird and stubborn? Probably. (I was such a Jo.) At least I understand many of the references that my third-grade friends kept referring to. Oh poor Beth, oh dreamy Laurie, Jo and her hair, etc etc, etc.

GOOD

+ Many very well-drawn characters in the women, especially Jo and Amy, who learn and grow in interesting ways over the course of the novel.

+ Very warm rich relationships between the sisters and their mother. All the girls have recognizable and relatable flaws, and they act like sisters — yes, they love each other dearly, but sometimes they just can’t take each other’s crap.

MEH

+ Most of the minor …

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