Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood and the warmth of sisterhood in this charming tale of four sisters. Responding to the need fora "girl's book", the little known writer was met with unexpected fame and fortune for this novel inspired by her childhood.

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth and romantic Amy are responsible for keeping home while their father if off to war. At the same time, they must come to terms with their individual personalities - and make the transition from girlhood to womanhood. It can all be quite a challenge. But the March sisters, however different, are nurtured by wise and beloved Marmee and bound by their love for one another and the feminine strength they share. Readers of all ages have fallen instantly in love with Little Women. The story transcends time - making this novel endure as a classic piece of American Literature that has captivated generations of readers with its charm, innocence, and wistful insights.

It's been ages since the last time I read this Classic and when my daughter pulled it out of my bookshelf and asked for me to read it out loud to her I couldn't resist. It's a wonderful story and it was a wonderful experience. I've been reading it out loud to her for the past couple of months. A little bit before bedtime every night.

It was like visiting old friends. Going on adventures with Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth. And I cannot forget Laurie either. Experiencing their growing-up, their feelings and their dreams was and still is very touching. It had me teary eyed at times and Sophie as well.

I think the best part of re-reading this book was experiencing it with Sophie. I can see, and I know that she will treasure this book as much as I have. And maybe some day she will share it as well...

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (5/5) Classic Literature; Published: Roberts Brother (1868 & 1869); Young Readers Challenge (10); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (137);

3 comments:

Nise' said...

It is like visiting old friends! I have loved this book for years.

stacybuckeye said...

What a wonderful story to read with your daughter!

Kailana said...

I really want to reread this at some point!