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Little Women and Werewolves

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A story well told!

If you love LITTLE WOMEN, you'll love this interpretation of it. Even though the other mashed-up books seem to rely on shock value and trying to be as outrageous and silly as they can, this one tells a story well and incorporates the werewolves smoothly in a way that f...
If you love LITTLE WOMEN, you'll love this interpretation of it. Even though the other mashed-up books seem to rely on shock value and trying to be as outrageous and silly as they can, this one tells a story well and incorporates the werewolves smoothly in a way that follows the original themes. I love the choices the author made for which characters did and did not become werewolves. This book is head and shoulders above the others of this genre because it is so well written and carefully executed. The scenes with the werewolves are great, and can rival those of even the best horror novels. The illustrations are absolutely stunning, and those, alone, are worth the price of the book. I will definitely recommend this book to all my friends.

posted by SamRetrieve on May 16, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Ummm...

Im really not going to spend my money on some stupid mixup.

posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2012

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  • Posted September 27, 2010

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    Meh

    Reviewed for MonsterLibrarian.com

    Yet another literary mashup, Little Women and Werewolves is the classic tale of Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy, four girls trying to grow up, once rich, now poor, their father gone off to the Civil War and with werewolves running around. Unlike with other mash ups there is no tongue-in-cheek take on the original, just a tmesis of the traditional tale with the occasional line, or scene, about werewolves crammed in. If someone spliced frames from a slasher flick into a high brow romance then peppered in some morals, you'd get the same effect.
    Grand mimics Alcott's style very well, even rounding the edges a bit. Readers who loved the original will likely enjoy this tale (particularly because Alcott also wrote gothic style novels, thus the set up of this being the "original" version of Little Women that was rewritten into what we know today is fitting). While it has a certain charm it also doesn't appeal to the same audiences as most paranormals and horror books because of an overdose of generally repressive morals and a lack of plot. The book encompasses about six years in the girls' lives, and a lot happens, and is often lovely written but it seems as if just when the good stuff is about to get going the narrative shies away for another lesson about being "a good little woman". Overall, despite promising prose, I found myself disappointed. Those acquiring for public collections should be assured that there are better mash ups out there, however if the library's patrons seem to have a taste for Little Women or the "new classics" no doubt they'll love this.
    Contains: violence and some gore

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 10, 2010

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