Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

This met an O.W.L’s prompt! Woot!

I really wish I would have read this when I was younger and before I’ve seen all the adaptations. I have loved the story that I’ve seen played out on screen. While this is still that same story, there was A LOT in here that I became bored with. According to Goodreads, I have a minority rating compared to a lot of my friends- so sorry!

This was a really slow read for me! I’m not sure if it was the plot, the writing or a mix of it all. One of my favorite characters has always been Jo, but in this, she was not one of my favorites. I actually became a bit bored and annoyed with her and that makes me sad! I also hated the ending. I know the ending but because I got SO much more of these girls personalities, I was not the biggest fan of a pairing (avoiding a spoiler).

There’s still a lot of lessons to be learned and they were still great. Although, some of the time that it took to get to them was rather long. I definitely preferred the time before the time jump into their lives in the future. I really just did not care for how things came about or where handled.

I haven’t had the best luck with classics but I can’t wait to watch the new movie adaptation of this. Is it too much to ask for an alternate ending?! haha. I think my biggest complaint was how slow this was and at times there was just too much detail.

6 thoughts on “Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  1. I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it much if I had first read it in adulthood. I loved it as a child, and read it several times. In adulthood, I read it once during a blogging challenge…and I was rolling my eyes at some of it. Other parts seemed so preachy. LOL.

    I actually enjoyed all the movie adaptations more than the book as an adult.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    • hahaha!! I can’t really recommend it because it was just okay for me BUT I do know A LOT of people love it! Maybe give it like 50ish pages to see if it grabs you. πŸ™‚


  2. I read Little Women for the first time as a teen AND at Christmas, so that made it more meaningful for me, but I can see being a bit disappointed after seeing so many adaptations. πŸ™‚

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