I have not read this book since I was a child. Perhaps I should.
The first classic that i read in school days...yet a book very dear 2 my heart...can read it umpteen number of times..THE BEST!!!!
inspiring... it's rare to meet people like these in this day and age...
i read this about forty years ago, so some of the details are fuzzy, but i do remember loving this book and all the "little women" in it!
hermione, you have one thing right, this is a very different book from the potter series. I suppose you are at a point where fantasy appeals to you ina way reality does not, someday that will probably change. when it does, you might try this book again.
I love this book! Wish I have my own copy. I'd enjoy reading it again.
really one of the most amusing & interesting novels,I dare to recommend it to be read by everyone :)
I just recently read Jane Eyre and I find the similarites between Jo March and Jane Eyre striking. They both marry a man who is not considered handsome, they both lose a sister like figure due to illness, they both were poor, they had physical similarities, they both had an absent father figure in their life, etc. I'm sure that there are more comparisons. And Jane Eyre herself was somewhat based upon the Cinderella story...
it's a beautiful story but i felt that jo should have married laurie........
i liked it at first as there was lot of fun and frolic
but when everyone grows up they all become so serious and there is no fun no excitement
Yeah, I know what you mean. It does seem kind of disapointing that she didn't mary Laurie, but I don't think they were really very good for each other . They were both too argumentative! Also, if Jo married Laurie, than Amy would have married Fredd Vaun! That would have been a disaster! But it all worked out in the end, so I'm content with the way it turned out.
But the reason that Jo didn't marry him was because she saw him as a dear friend, a best friend to her. She didn't believe that they would work as a couple, and so when Amy marries Teddy it fit, because he cared about her, and wasn't marrying her just because it was Jo's sister. Jo was happy for them, and if Jo had married Teddy she never would have fallen in love with nor married Bhaer. It was how it should have ended. Besides she wanted to travel and see new things, and she married a German man whom she truly loved.
Naaaw Greeshma! Don't agree. Jo was too strong for Laurie...she needed someone like the Professor to equal her intellectual capacity, talent and energy. Laurie was a much better match for Amy, for precisely the same reasons.
I fell in love with this book when I read it in Jr. High. I love the characters and how you feel apart of their family. This is my all time favorite book. I have read it several times as well as Little Men and Jo's Boys. It is a book to just enjoy and love.
Though this book has great literature, there is a creation of squabbles and dissent that should not be in the mind of young girls.Left unguided they grow to dislike people then live lives of spinsters.
I have also read its Marathi version Chaughijani by Shanta Shelke.
I like jo, n see a lot of her in me... as i read.
the best boook of all times
louisa may alcott really makes the scene
Sweet and lovely... Soft written in a fanthastic manner. A family story that keeps interested even tweens and makes everybody dream while reading, imagining as if we would be part of.
one of the classics I truly enjoyed reading....one of my favourites
it is a very emotional n touchin book........
it is a very emotional n touchin book........
This is really a great book about friendship, family sentiment and relationship between human and human. I like her pure and gentle wrtiting style, its content is quite simple and easy to read. It have never made me feel bored although I have read it several time ^_^
Susan Sarandon is phenomenal in this movie. A very touching story.
its avery fine drama i read this story when i was akid and isee it as amovie alot of times its ahard& strong& prave and full of immotions story you'll love it.
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i have red shanta shelakes translation of this book . gooooooooooooood isnt it?
Ilove arabic translation of this book very much
I read this book, when my kids were in school & one of them brought it home from the library, I thought it was good, then they made the movie, & I watched it, it was good too, but i always like the books better!! on any movie that has been made from a books!!they cut alot of stuff out of it!!
this book is the best bookm ive ever read
one of my first "grown-up" books, i fell in love with the characters! amazing book, great movie!
I loved the movie! Laurie is very mean when he grows up!
I don't think he's mean. He wan't in love so much with Jo as he was with the March family. He longed to be part of it and did what he needed to to make that happen. He loved everyone of the girls, and it didn't much matter which he married. He will love and care for them all them all the more as a true member of the family.
a few things, as much as i prefer to comment on the book, could you lose the all caps?
Could you collect your thoughts? do you have any thoughts? and have you even read the book? and are you having a conversation with yourself?
It is a wonderful book, and i hope you do actually read it someday and then maybe you will be able to comment intelligently about it.
uplandpoet is right about the caps - did you know that in the cyber world that means you are shouting? Also, this is the place to review books, not to have a conversation - take the conversation to your own page and the page with the person you are having the coversation with. Could you please delete all these comments from this page? I believe you have the ability to do that since they are your comments. There should be a small "delete button" just below each of your comments. I'm pretty sure we'd all appreciate that. Thanks
I did what u said.I'm really very sorry for what I've done.It's never gonna happen again.I hardly had any kind of idea about the "cyber".I started all these stuff 1 day ago and I beleive it's gonna take a bit of time to get myself adjusted to this world.I hope u understand.Sorry.
srutartha, don't worry, we all have to start somewhere! Hope you enjoy your reading and make some nice friends on here
I am tremendously sorry.Plz try to understand,I had no idea abt the cyber-world.I started doing all these stuff 1 day ago itself.I beleive it's going to take a bit of time to get adjusted.Thanks for letting me know abt this mistake.If u wouldn't have written this comment I would have carried on in the same manner!I'm very grateful to you.And once again I am very sorry for what I've done.
srutartha, we will all be happy to see your comments in the future, and of course we all make mistakes at first, and some of still make them:)
I have left you a message on your home page, Srutartha
I didn't want to get involved but I hope all parties are now at peace. This is the type of book that comes along once in a few centuries. We need to appreciate that and use it to advance our relationships with each other. Thank you, Ms. Alcott.
Truly a classic. One could ever relate to the "small" pains of these four sisters. And the ending was not predictable at all. I cried when Beth died. Sigh. When I was younger, I did not understand how Jo could not like Laurie and truly felt for her when her aunt chose Amy over her. But as I've grown, I've understood that some decisions are truly personal choices, and these brave girls have shown their own worth by the fearless paths that they took.
Jo was Louisa Mae Alcott as I understand and the book is written so that just about every reader loves her and feels kinship with her.
This is an evergreen classic!!!!!One of my all time favourites.
I read this book in 3rd grade, and actually understood most of it and loved it lol. I want to read it again, though, because I'll probably understand a lot more now haha.
I started it in 4th grade, but put it up when my sister told me Beth dies. I read it all in 10th grade and it became a favorite.
she is my least favorite character in the entire story. i hate the fact that she doesnt go home when she knows beth is dying. of course, times being much different, it wasnt as though she could hop on a plane and be there in a day. but all during beth's slow death, no change happens in amy other than the wants to be a woman that is able to be loved half as much as to be a woman of the world. maybe i am being too hard on her?
I've felt Amy was infantilized. She made friends with Aunt March when she was shipped out (for her own good, but never feels that way), married Laurie, had a fragile child. She is remembered as bratty and selfish. I'm the youngest in my family, so I tend to defend "the babies" of the family:)
I loved this book, it's a great story about a family in the the north during the civil war. If it seems corny to us, the reader should remember it was written in 1868, just a couple of years after the end of the Civil War.
so do I. I love it when they celebrate Christmas in the book.
I cried when Beth died.
I want to be a writer like Jo.
The book was about the experiences of 4 sisters through joy and hardship. I recommend this book to a lot of ppl. :D I personally like Beth the best and Jo. No offense, but I never liked Amy.
This books is one of the best books in classic. I'm a boy but I really like Jo's tomboyish personality. One of the greatest non fiction masterpiece that I've ever read. I love this books and I hope it will teach people some of the morals and lessons that have been mentioned in this book.
I am still going through this book... the way it is wriiten makes it so difficult for me to go through.. I just left it for now.. reading something else..
This is a perennial favorite. I've read it so many times, I tend to skip over the tedious "preachy" parts.
AS I SAID WHAT YOUNG GIRL CANNOT LOVE THIS STORY, THE LOVE THAT THE
SISTER'S HAD FOR EACH OTHER AND THE LOVE STORY, ITS A GREAT FEEL GOOD
I thought this book was OK it was kinda boring... but i guess it depends on your taste for books! Not really on my favorite list.
I originally read this book when I was about ten. Over the past few years I pick it up and I just start reading and reading it. I just love this book and I very much recommend it!
this is the book i hav recently finished.
i just love this book n jo too
I think that jo n lorie should hav been paired instaea of amy n lorie
Jo's personality is too strong for Laurie and she would have hated to be a prim and proper society matron.
it is a nice story ,, i love it
I read "The Mother-Daughter Book Club" and it talks a lot about this book. I really kind of want to read this. I got it today at the library and I'm kinda questioning if I should read it or not. Should I really read this book??
Yes. This book is wonderful. It is a classic novel and it has it all: family, friendhsip, adventure, romance, heartache and so much more. It's a fantastic book.
A must read!!!!
I read The Mother-Daughter Book Club too. Wasn't it a good book? Did you like it?
Jo is a wonderful character full of spirit and life.
I agree, although personally, my favorite of the sisters is Beth.
This is the very first novel of length I ever remember reading. I think I must have been twelve and I remember being sick and in bed for some time. This book had been given to me at Christmas so I picked it up (thinking I had a bit of time on my hands) and read it cover to cover without hardly putting it down. I identified strongly with Jo March (having 3 sisters of my own, one of which had died) and remembered being hooked on reading after that. I think if I had picked up a lesser book, I may never have looked to recapture that experience of being transported to another world, never have learned that authors had already eloquently captured the thoughts and hopes of 12 year old girls quite effectively, and most importantly missed out on a world that could only be accessed through the reading and enjoyment of a book.
In this book, Amy and Jo (Josephine) don't always get along. What is an example of one of their "falling outs" in this book? Teddy and Josephine have a really strong friendship in this movie, and he asks for her hand in marriage. What does she tell him?