Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
(#18 on The Big Read. My combined total: 25.5)

Book one was first published in 1868 followed by book two in 1869.


 I had no idea what this book is about. I don't know why but I thought there were going to be 10 sisters not 4.

Writing: 8
Characters: 10
Story: 7.5  (9 for book 1. 6 for book 2)
Total: 25.5 out of 30

Overall: I'm really pissed at Alcott for killing the character she did. As soon as I started book two I knew it was going to happen. Other than that though I loved the book. I think it might even be magical. When ever I got engrossed in it I could swear I was young and reading in my room and hearing my brother and sister running around playing in the house while mom was in the kitchen cooking.

Recommendations: I highly recommend book 1 to anyone. Book 2 less so but if you like the first I don’t see how you could not read the second.

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Free Kindle Edition: Little Women

DVD: Little Women (1994 starring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder and Christian Bale)
1/10 You would think with the people starring in this movie that it would HAVE to be good. Well you would be wrong. This is an awful, terrible, bad, bad, bad adaption. If you haven't read the book it may be okay. That at least would explain why the movie has a 4.5 star rating on IMDB. But if you have read the book, this movie is a huge disappointment. All the spirituality is gone. The relationship between Beth and Mr. Laurence is gone. Christian Bale seemed to think he was playing Lennie Small instead of Laurie. And I'm sorry, Winona Ryder is simply not Jo.