Monday, August 31, 2009

Julie's Review: Little Women

Summary: In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war. It's about family, love, dedication and following your heart.

NOTE: This was to be a group review but Jenn is in the middle of a torturous move and Lisa's job keeps her swamped, so you get me!

Julie's Review: Is it wrong to say that I love the movie but like the book? Is that heresy? It's not that the book wasn't wonderful, it was, but in really did drag in parts. Maybe it's a book to be read when you are a young adult or at least the ages of the girls in the book (12-16), I'm not sure. Jo is still my favorite character in the book and I still can't stand Amy. Actually, I think the book cemented the fact that I really can't stand her.

What I did appreciate most about the book was the descriptions of that era and the fact that the book is semi-autobiographical. I can't imagine sending my husband off to war and to essentially be destitute without his income. Which begs me to wonder why Hannah is still with them?

I still don't like that Jo ends up with her Professor and that Amy ends up with Laurie, but at least I knew that going in.

I will read this to my daughter when she is of the right age because I think it has its merits. Especially on helping others and being a good, kind person.

Julie's Final Take: 4.5/5


Jenn September 21, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

Sorry I fell off the radar for this, but I really agree with your assesment. I prefer the movie to the book, but neither is on my all time favorites list.

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