My Favorite Books #9: Little Women

Good evening everyone! Here is the latest post in my ten part series entitled: “My Favorite Books.”

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

little women

What It’s About: Chronicling the lives of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Little Women is a testament to the strength and perseverance of women. Different in looks and manner, the four March sisters pursue separate paths in life in the search of love and happiness.

Why I Love It: Though a bit outdated, Little Women truly shows what women are capable of. Louisa May Alcott is a master when it comes to world building. Every time I read the book, I am sucked into the lives of the March sisters. I particularly identify with Jo. In fact, I find her journey the most engrossing. Just seeing her evolve from a rambunctious girl with a wild imagination to a mature adult  is exciting. However, I do not appreciate how Jo ultimately gives up on her dreams once she finds love. That’s what made her so different from the other sisters. She was driven and willing to conquer an industry run by men. I guess Alcott was limited to the societal constraints of her time. I just wish she took a risk and allowed Jo to live happily ever after with her writing, not a man.


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