Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Posted April 25th, 2011 by 4EverHyper

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I know Little Women is supposed to be one of those classic stories that everyone must read.  Personally, I thought it was quite boring.  There wasn’t really a plotl ine in the book.  I found the whole book to be very dry, without meaning,  and had an extremely hard time finishing it.

There are only two things that saved this book from a 0 star rating.  The first was the connection I felt with  Jo March.  Her troubles, failures, successes, beliefs, and mannerisms are very similar to my own.  Because of this I wanted to learn how her story came to a close, how she solved her problems and overcame her difficulties.

The second reason for Little Women receiving any rating at all was the writing style.  Everyone I know who has read this story have said it was a difficultto read, but other than that the writing was excellent.  The author did a fantastic job showing who each character was.  I really felt as though I knew everyone extremely well.  Alcottmade me laugh with Jo over her trivial mistakes, pitty Amy’s selfishness and cry over sweet, innocent,  little Beth.

I would recommend this book to girl’s who are around 12 or 13 years old and wish to hear a story they can relate to.  Also, anyone interested in exploring different writing styles would enjoy reading Little Women.


I'm 14 years old and in the ninth grade. I love to read. I spend most of my free time with my nose in a book. I've even figured out ways to complete my chores without pausing my reading and not breaking anything... most of the time. I also thoroughly enjoy writing. I've been keeping a journal ever since I could write and have also blogged in the past. I enjoy coming up with my own stories. Something I can call my very own. Most all of the younger children I interact with on a regular basis love to hear my stories. I can never refrain from telling a tale of adventure, humor, love, etc. when I'm around anyone who will listen. Reading and writing provides an escape for me. If I'm scared, lonely, upset, happy, you name it I can always pick up a book and find my way into someone else's story for a little while. Stories allow my imagination to run wild, another thing I've always enjoyed. Another reason I enjoy reading and writing is because I enjoy learning new things. I'm a grade ahead of where I should be in school and hope to gain another year over the summer through the help of online courses. For me, books are the best way to obtain new information. I can't always recall the content of lectures, or understand diagrams, but I remember everything I read. It sticks in my head extremely well. I also enjoy other things like theater (acting, singing, dancing), animals (I live on a small farm), and being alone with nature (hiking is by far my favorite summer activity, next to reading of course). That's me in a nutshell, oh I should probably add that unless I'm reading or writing, I can't sit still for very long. There is much more to me then will fit in a bio without having it take hours to read, so this will have to suffice. I love to read, write, and learn, and I also enjoy acting, singing, dancing, being with animals, and the outdoors. Ta-dah!

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4 Responses to “Little Women by Louisa May Alcott”

  1. Lainey

    I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your book. I hope you always keep your eyes peeled for more books to write reviews on
    because I love the way you said what you meant! Please keep writing reviews.

  2. Imani

    I love the honesty of this review :)

  3. M&M Pretzels

    Agreed I love that you can be honest and tell exactly how you felt about the book I read it to it wasn’t my favorite either but the writing was creative. I hope you keep writing reviews thanks for the encouragement it helps me alot.

  4. M&M Pretzels

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ;) ;) ;) 8) 8) &)

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