little women: an excellent book

@Keola12 (717)
United States
September 29, 2008 11:25am CST
I love the book LITTLE WOMEN. It's a story about the March sisters and the obstacles they had to overcome in life. There was never enough money; therefore, the family had to do with what they had. Even if their father did know influential people in the writing world of whom he was friends with. Jo March used her writing talents in the hopes of helping to support her family financially. She submitted her story to a local newspaper who wanted to publish her work. She had a journal with a several of her stories recorded in it. But her younger sister Amy destroyed the journal by throwing it in the fire, to take revenge on Jo for not letting her go with on an outing. But when Amy March falls in the ice and is close to death, as a result of getting very sick, Jo March is sorry for being mean to Amy, and she forgave Amy for burning the journal containing the stories.
5 responses
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
29 Sep 08
I LOVE the book, too. Have you also read the entire trilogy? There are still "Good Wives" and "Little Men", the continuation of Little Women. :-)))) They're also really enjoyable to read. ;-D
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
I didn't know that little women is a trilogy until now :-) I haven't read this book though but I saw the movie and I think it was great, the March sisters especially jo is fascinating and endearing also.
• Finland
9 Nov 08
Well, I found the trilogy accidentally years and years back (the three books were binded and packed together as one THICK book)...back then my English was still too limited to read it...only after university I started reading them and I was HOOKED right away and couldn't stop reading until the end. :-)))) Yep, those characters are really endearing, eh? ;-D
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
21 Feb 09
This is one book I want to lay my hands on. Sometimes women in my country sit on talents and cry of poverty when the do exactly as the charasters in this book!
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
i love this book too!i loved it when they were all growing up and finding their romance. especially when amy and laurence boy got together. it has a romantic side to it
@dodo19 (38976)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Sep 08
I really love the book too. I read the novel some time ago and saw the movie on a number of occasions. I think it's also a novel about being women at time when women had very little opportunities opened to them. And the readers see how they all deal with that and to some extent, come to terms with it. Personally, I think it is something we can all relate to, to some degree, even in today's society. Because we go through similar obstacles as the March sisters do.
@ShellyB (5243)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I love Little women too. I did not thought of the fact that Jo's father was influencial, or for that matter that Larries's grandfather had money and influences too. I think you are right, it is endearing that she did all by herself and that the whole family has pride.