Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Men

This sparkling sequel to the beloved Little Women follows the grown-up and married Jo, mistress of Plumfield, a school for boys (and a few girls, too). The fun begins with a new arrival, Nat Blake; it is through his eyes that we first meet Plumfield’s lively residents and experience the cheerful confusion that reigns in the welcoming home. Fans of the first book will happily greet these wonderful characters…and renew their acquaintance with such old favorites as Laurie and Meg.

After reading The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott I had to pick up one of her books, and this time around I chose one that I hadn't read yet: Little Men.

I've always been curious to know what had happen to the my favorite characters and in this book we get a glimpse on their grown-up life and their impact on a group of impressionable boys and girls. It's their story. The story of a group of boys and a couple of girls and how they are learning to become better human beings. Mother Bhaer and Father Bhaer are in charge of taking care of their minds and each boy and girl has their own lesson to learn, more morals than anything else.

It was a very nice sequel to one of my favorite novels.

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (4/5) Fiction; Published: Roberts Brothers 1871; 18th & 19th Women Writers Reading Challenge (3); Books 2010 (69);

1 comment:

John Mutford said...

The only Alcott I've read was The Long Fatal Love Chase and it was enough to turn me off her forever. Unfortunately.