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Little Women

February 6, 2018
Little Women cover
Published: 1869
Page Count: 449
Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo;…

Probably one of the greatest reads for young girls. No question boys too can enjoy and get something out of it. More here than meets the eye. The girls deal with real sin issues and the mother particularly preaches to them. Overtly Christian and “preachy” yes, but a good sermon to a 12 yr, old woven into entertainment, is the very thing I want my daughters reading.  There are numerous examples of loyalty and positive encouragement of the sisters and even to their friend Laurie. The girls do grow up and get married, which is a long way off for most middleschoolers (or is it?), however, the issues are so real and could enlighten young readers to the issues that even their parents are facing, and it will certainly help prepare them in a super safe place. If only my own daughters would grow up to be like those March girls!

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