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Re: Little Women

Post by Acwoolet » 09 Mar 2017, 16:19

I haven't read this book many years, I definitely need to go back and re-read it. I didn't necessarily understand the more complex ideas when I first read it as a child, but there were many good points that I did understand then, such as helping others who are less fortunate than you and trying to be kind to everyone.

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Post by Jayashree Lahkar » 17 Mar 2017, 03:05

I had accompanied my father to the bookstore to buy my school books. As always I started browsing through the various books that were calling me to read them and I choose "Little Women" among a few others and I am glad I did. I could very much relate to the character of Jo. That was the starting/base of my present firm feminist views. The values of being there for each other in times of darkness, upholding your values and self dependency shines through the book.

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Post by BookishBookkeeping » 23 May 2017, 18:45

Little Women is one of those books which made such an impact when I was younger. Since I have sisters, this book took on a more personal note. All four girls are wonderful pictures of how beautiful the differences in women can be.
Each giving to the other what is needed for her to grow up. The story just capture's you and you begin to feel for these little women in the different stages of life. All the joys and sorrows.
My favorite character is the mother. With her no nonsense practical views, going against fashionable convention. Love her.
This is one of those books you can read over and over.
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Post by EMoffat » 10 Jun 2017, 18:04

I loved Jo as well! I think a good discussion would be seeing what character you associate yourself with and why. What are all their different qualities

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 28 Jun 2017, 21:32

I didn't read this until I was an adult but I kind of wish I had read it earlier (like in my adolescence) - I remember it had a lot of strong moral lessons and nice emotion... probably much better than some of the other stuff I was reading as a teen.

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Post by samarv » 29 Jun 2017, 01:19

This book is adorable. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It reminds my childhood and shows how the members of a family could be protective in difficult situations. Also you can experience both funny and doleful feelings when you are reading this book which I found it very creative and appealing.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 19 Jul 2017, 04:40

I started reading this to my daughter a couple of years ago. Normally we love the classics but for some reason this didn't really do it for us - she in particular found it rather staid and boring.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 18 Aug 2017, 08:12

BookishBookkeeping wrote:Little Women is one of those books which made such an impact when I was younger. Since I have sisters, this book took on a more personal note. All four girls are wonderful pictures of how beautiful the differences in women can be.
Each giving to the other what is needed for her to grow up. The story just capture's you and you begin to feel for these little women in the different stages of life. All the joys and sorrows.
My favorite character is the mother. With her no nonsense practical views, going against fashionable convention. Love her.
This is one of those books you can read over and over.
It had a huge impact on me when I was younger too! It made me want sisters (I have two brothers), but it also made me a little glad not to have them because I feared I'd get an Amy for a sister. I really couldn't stand her character when I was younger. My favorite characters were Jo and Laurie. To this day I'm still upset about those two. However, I think now, like you, Marmee is probably my favorite. I find now that I'm a mother myself, I start sympathizing with mothers in books more. Funny how that happens.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 20 Aug 2017, 02:25

I did not read this as a child, but I've been coming across a lot of references to it recently, including a tip that the best chapter is one where Amy throws Jo's story on the fire, but then Amy nearly drowns and Jo feels terrible. I plan to give it a go at some stage!

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Post by panaginip » 02 Oct 2017, 01:50

This is the first classic I've ever owned and I still treasure my copy!! I have three younger sisters, and while I'm the oldest, I feel most kin with Jo.

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Post by Sebasrodalba » 07 Oct 2017, 20:06

I loved this book in my childhood and especially liked Joe. It was a bit preachy, but the good parts compensate on that.

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Post by CaitlinGonya » 19 Nov 2017, 10:08

I love the bond between the girls and their mother. I was always able to connect with Jo out of all the girls. Especially when her sister destroyed all of her writings. My little sister did that once (as an accident) and I was devastated. I keep a copy in such pristine condition because I hope one day to read it to my daughter(s).

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Post by dawuddustin » 23 Nov 2017, 03:04

This was the book we discussed about in a primary grade at our school and loved the book. After reading these comments I want to reread it :)

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Post by dhwanis » 29 Nov 2017, 00:54

I read this when I was a child. I loved that it was warm and hearty. Of all the women, I loved Jo's character, she was so relatable in her rebelliousness.
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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 05 Dec 2017, 12:02

I read Little Women when I was younger. Jo was and still is my favorite character. I should go back and reread it.
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