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Little Women (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

68 out of 84 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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Most Helpful Critical Review

17 out of 38 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 March 3, 2012

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    Two charming novels

    Little Women often includes the second book, Good Wives, as Part II of the same story. It's not, it's two different books in one. both are charming, sweet, sad, and quiet lessons in kindness. A true classic of literature. The characters are fit for any time period. Though the details may be in the 19th century, the attitudes are of women who are not simply subjective to society. Each character has their own traits, faults, and virtues.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    amazing

    An amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Little women

    Best book ive read all year

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    awesome book!!!

    This is an awesome book! If you are reading this review, make sure to read this book if you haven't already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    A very sweet and touching story. I read it because I liked the m

    A very sweet and touching story. I read it because I liked the movie so much. Nice read and I'm not much of a reader, but it still did it for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Good book?

    They will get married and have a baby?



    Thanks alot?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Why?!!

    Why does Beth die? Also, Amy and Laurie together? Does not make sense!Otherwise, goog book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Sucky

    Bad

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Classic

    Must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    A great book about life.

    If we all had a mother like Mrs. March the world would be a better place. Also she's a Fox. Just kidding but the book is a good read.

    P.S. I wasn't kidding she is a sexy mom ma. grrrr

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Little Women

    This book is very interesting. I absolutly love it!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Lola

    The should have totally been together.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Kinda boring in the begining

    I love it but i hate it ya know if u agree write back!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Mediocer

    It was okay but not great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Lizzy: a future author

    Why do you people keep saying the same stuff? Whatever happend to telling people about the quality of the different versions book? So i say: why get the same thing for more? Get the cheaper version, its the same story, maybe like better quality and a different publisher people. Dont waste your $!!!! Still a FANTASTIC BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Amazing. Pure genius.

    So this book is absolutely amazing. I thought it was going to be boring and horrible, but boy was I wrong. If you need to read a classic book, this is the book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I was pleasently surprised.

    I couldn't put it diwn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Little women

    Very goodbook for all ages.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Expected more

    As far as classics go, I expected a lot from this book and was a little disappointed. I enjoyed the characters but found the book to be a little drawn out and boring at times.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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