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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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This book shows all the human trials we have to go through. Like Tommy and Nan, how he always wanted her but she didn't love him and how he marries someone else. Dan, Nat, and Emil are the key characters in this book. They were all raised and admire Mrs. Jo, the lead ch...
This book shows all the human trials we have to go through. Like Tommy and Nan, how he always wanted her but she didn't love him and how he marries someone else. Dan, Nat, and Emil are the key characters in this book. They were all raised and admire Mrs. Jo, the lead character in little women and Little men. She gives them advice and worries for them during money problems and the loss of who they were. Also through murder and she worries when one is lost at sea. this book is great, and their are also boys and girls. Some include her sons ans nieces and nephews.

posted by Anonymous on July 5, 2002

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

It has Laurie in it, so it can't be completely bad...

First, the chilling confession: I've never read Little Men. So I can't say how this book compares to that one, or remark on any significant character development. I have read Little Women however, and can freely remark that, this book, although readable, is hardly wor...
First, the chilling confession: I've never read Little Men. So I can't say how this book compares to that one, or remark on any significant character development. I have read Little Women however, and can freely remark that, this book, although readable, is hardly worth comparing to that book, and Jo, if possible, gets even more annoying. It's not that I didn't like it. If you can get past Alcott's, at times, overbearing pedagogy and anti-temperance lectures, it's a fairly good read. I most enjoyed Dan, who is probably the most interesting character in the story. His sins, passions and redemption are wholly believable and intriguing. As Anne Shirley would say: there's plenty of "scope for imagination" in them. If the whole book had been written about Dan, it would have been lovely. As for the the others, Nan was insufferable, Josie and Teddy were adorable, Laurie was still alarmingly attractive. I've always found Jo sort of annoying, even when I liked her, and in this book it seems that everything that made her endearing has been sapped out to make room for a motherly advice dispenser. It gets old after a while. In all, it's a decent read for a boring afternoon. Not a book that I think I'll find myself coming back to again and again; albeit the occasional peek at the chapters about Dan.

posted by Anonymous on February 14, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    It has Laurie in it, so it can't be completely bad...

    First, the chilling confession: I've never read Little Men. So I can't say how this book compares to that one, or remark on any significant character development. I have read Little Women however, and can freely remark that, this book, although readable, is hardly worth comparing to that book, and Jo, if possible, gets even more annoying. It's not that I didn't like it. If you can get past Alcott's, at times, overbearing pedagogy and anti-temperance lectures, it's a fairly good read. I most enjoyed Dan, who is probably the most interesting character in the story. His sins, passions and redemption are wholly believable and intriguing. As Anne Shirley would say: there's plenty of "scope for imagination" in them. If the whole book had been written about Dan, it would have been lovely. As for the the others, Nan was insufferable, Josie and Teddy were adorable, Laurie was still alarmingly attractive. I've always found Jo sort of annoying, even when I liked her, and in this book it seems that everything that made her endearing has been sapped out to make room for a motherly advice dispenser. It gets old after a while. In all, it's a decent read for a boring afternoon. Not a book that I think I'll find myself coming back to again and again; albeit the occasional peek at the chapters about Dan.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Jo¿s Boys is the third book in the Little Women series by series

    Jo’s Boys is the third book in the Little Women series by series by Louisa May Alcott, and was written in 1886. It is set some ten years after Little Men. It looks at the lives of the Little Men (and women) who were at Plumfield. Tom is studying medicine and still devoted to Nan, also doing medicine, determined to remain single and do good works. Tom’s devotion is suddenly derailed when he finds himself somehow accidentally engaged to Dora West. Nat is hopeful of earning Daisy’s hand and goes to Leipzig to study music, where he is seduced by high society and finds himself in some trouble. Franz is a merchant kinsman and finds a bride in Germany, while Emil becomes second mate on a fateful ship journey where he saves the captain and his family. Dan, having pursued many paths including geology, mining and sheep farming, plans to help the Montana Indians but somehow finds himself in jail. Josie is a budding actress and Bess a sculptress. Demi intends to become a journalist, much to his mother’s despair. This book is again filled with moral tales, but Alcott also includes a day in the life of a famous author, which seems directly lifted from her own experiences. Mrs Jo disappoints in the final chapters with her attitude to Dan: while forgiven for sins, loved and praised for heroism, he is effectively banished from Plumfield as unsuitable for her niece, which seems quite snobbish and uncharitable. This book might appeal to modern-day children, with lots of explanation, but it is not up to the standard of the first book. Fair.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Mrs. Terry- Us

    Thanks yall.
    Now i know i was about to pay for a lame coversation.
    Thanks again for being my guini pig:)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2006

    Haven't finished it yet, but.....

    I definitely don't think the part that I've read is as good as the other Alcott books. I don't know, maybe I haven't gotten to 'the interesting part'. But the beginning isn't nearly as page-turning as her other books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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