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Little Women (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

66 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Recently I read the book Little Women; the book was very moving and uplifting. I have read this book twice now and each time I read it I got more out of it. The tie between the sisters is one that even death can't separate.

The March family is forced to be with out their father during the war. The four sisters: Meg, the beautiful eldest, Jo, the tomboy author, Beth, the tender-hearted, and Amy, the romantic artist, face many timeless struggles that girls of all ages face. Their story only ...
The March family is forced to be with out their father during the war. The four sisters: Meg, the beautiful eldest, Jo, the tomboy author, Beth, the tender-hearted, and Amy, the romantic artist, face many timeless struggles that girls of all ages face. Their story only brings them closer and captures you in the process.
In my opinion, the book Little Women is a classic book for many ages. I thought the book was interesting and I personally have read the book at least twice. The book has a timeless theme. It also has characters that relates to most.
In conclusion, I would suggest you read it at least once. The March family reminds you that even in rough times you can get through it. Louisa May Alcott has created in my opinion a timeless book. This book will probably remain popular for many years.
The book was interesting and great for girls especially, but don't let that stop you boys from reading it, too. I liked it so much I watched the movie.

posted by Jgirl09 on May 22, 2009

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16 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Little Women...the time has passed.

Little Women is one if English Literature¿s most treasured classics. Louisa May Alcott was an 18th century author who wrote about the lives of people two hundred years ago. This novel is a touching story about four sisters who fight poverty together during the 1860s whe...
Little Women is one if English Literature¿s most treasured classics. Louisa May Alcott was an 18th century author who wrote about the lives of people two hundred years ago. This novel is a touching story about four sisters who fight poverty together during the 1860s where you watch the girls develop and mature from teenagers into womanhood. The four daughters remain caring and close to one another under the watchful eye of their dear mother, Marmee. Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy learn through life¿s hardships, supporting each other and growing into delightful little women. The story commences with the March family¿s father fighting in the Civil War, while the four daughters and their mother living in poverty on Christmas day in the USA. They befriend their wealthy neighbors, the Laurences, and form a lifelong alliance with Teddy and his grandfather who help them immensely through hard times. Once Mr. March returns, the girls are overjoyed to see him, having been gone for nearly a year. The plot continues as three of the girls are captured in romances, while Beth is terribly ill. There is also travel abroad as well as other adventures at home. What exactly becomes of each of them? Well, read the book and find out. As for the other young adults today, would I recommend this book? The truth is no. This novel contains beautiful language and impressive writing, but most teenagers in the present would not appreciate this and would probably think ¿Oh no! Not another one of these boring things!¿ The majority would much rather read stories by Meg Cabot or novels such as The Devil Wears Prada. Essentially, this book is too old fashioned and verbose for the likes of most today. The time has passed and readers look for more action or romance. Most children of the 20th century would probably be better off watching the film or reading one of the shorter, modified versions ofAlcott¿s work. If you do choose to read the novel, however, you would find that the storyline is touching and enjoyable. If you happen to like this book, there is a sequel named Little Men you may want to read. A warning to all readers: this book contains several dry, wordy, and overly detailed passages.

posted by Anonymous on March 27, 2007

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Booorrrring!

    I read this when I was a child but as an adult, this is one of the most boring books I have ever read. I know it is a classic but I could barely plow through it.

    8 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Little Women

    Honestly the orginal was the best. Don't buy this one it's not the real Little Women

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Not so great

    To much intreduction it could have not a time line and just get on to the story

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Tghhef

    It was ok. Key word(ok). I read it once but this book is like a one time read for peeps like meh. Once is good enuff for me. And i dont remember much bout the book which means the book was not written good enough to stick in my head. If u like cats an want to read a REAL BOOK! Look up ERIN HUNTER shes one of the few people who actually write GOOD BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or u can look up warriors.

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    fgjf

    fhhh

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    bn poor marketing techniques

    i agree with anonymous. didn,t order this, it just showed up. why can,t i get rid of of it with wi fi nook.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    I did not order this book!!!

    This book just showed up in my library. I don't appreciate this at all. Especially when you have no choice but to give nook your credit card # in order for you to use you're nook. How many books can they randomky just put on your nook

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    Least interesting book I have ever encountered

    I consider myself an avid reader and will consume almost any book I come across. This title is the only book I have intentional set down and refused to finish, it makes me feel as if my brain is melting. Intended audience is probably the same audience as all of reality television shows. I would not recommend this book to even the most shallow and boring person I know because it would encourage their self-absorbed behaviors. I do not know how this ever became a classic but it does not set any examples I would want my sister or daughters to follow.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Wrong In Many Ways

    I personally like everything to go well at the end. But hey, who does right? I won't give away the ending, but my favorite character died, my least favorite character married my favorite male character, and a character that I thought I liked married an old guy in which I found no reason in which to connect their romance. The middle and beginning was okay, but if I don't like the ending, I don't like the book and this was one of the worst endings I have read

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    HORRIBLE WOMEN

    I love to read,but this book drove me crazy!!!!! I would rate it no stars but the computer wouldn't let me!!!Personally I like books with excitment(unlike Little Women).

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Yo Kiddies

    I like pie. Cherry pie. And cheesecake.

    CHEEEEEEESECAAAAKE

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Sample?

    Do we get this when we first get our nooks?

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    What the hell???

    I looked at the page number... i repeat...what the hell

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    I hate death

    If you hate death dont read. Its too sad.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Who wants a book with death?

    Blah dont buy :(

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Number 2 is right

    What the hell? WAY TOO MANY PAGES TO FIT INSIDE THIS TINY NOOK!!!! WITH A LOT OF OTHER STUFF TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Wat is this about?

    SEE I NEVER READ THIS BOOK BEFORE AND IM 10 DO IS IT APROPRIATE BOOK FOR ME? MY MOMS FRIEND GOT THE BOOK FOR.WRITE BACK!!!!!!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Are you kiding?

    ??????????????......no way i am going to finish it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    this book...

    was boring.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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