Title: Little Women & Good Wives Author: Louisa May Alcott
Page Count: 224 Pages
The four March sisters–Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo–share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character.
This book took me all of the recent holidays to read but you know what sometimes you need that slow, take-it-all-in kinda read in between all the action packed YA you read all the time. Little Women was warm but tragic but funny.
I don’t know why but I always find it difficult to review classics, there’s something about classics that is so different from the novels nowadays, a certain charm which just makes you want to not break it down.
Little Women describes the day to day life of four sisters and leaves the reader with such a homely feeling, the kind of feeling that wants you to snuggle up in a blanket and keep reading this wonderful book.
But the book also explores morals and character and people’s limit and worth in society, their deepest desires and I guess the magic of classics is just that, They’re infinite
Even in the 21st Century you’ll always find a Jo (the feminist protagonist) or a Beth (the underrated, selfless one)
I absolutely adored when the sisters were little but as the Volume progressed into Good Wives (the second half) I felt the writing and events were a bit superficial especially the ‘falling in love’ bits.
If you do read the full volume which contains Little Women and Good Wives it does get time consuming but it’s also relaxing in a way. Oh and although it was written nearly 200 years ago the writing is still relatable and understandable.
Those are my collective thoughts on Little Women, I know this isn’t a standard “Infinity Reads” review but as I explained earlier it’s a classic, it’s incomparable.
Little Women has recently being adapted into a Youtube adaptation (is there a particular name for that?) I’m only a few episodes in but I’m enjoying it so far!