Little Women is a book about four young sisters; Margret March, known as Meg, who is the eldest, Josephine March, known as Jo, Elizabeth March (Beth), and Amy March, who is the youngest of the four girls. Each girl has their own distinct personality, but each have a very similar trait of being loveable characters. Their mother, Marmee, and their servant, Hannah, are who live together in the house. Set in the 1800’s in Massachusetts, the girls’ father is off away at war, therefore leaving the girls for a year while in the midst of them discovering who they are individually. Together they meet new people, learn about growing up, changing into new people as time passes, and becoming little women. A charming and wonderful read, Little Women is a beautiful book suitable for all ages.
This is now one of my favourite books after reading it, and one that I will recommend highly to everyone. As this book was set in the 1800’s, it was also written in that time period as well, so the writing reflects that, giving the book more of that older-feel that really sets the tone of the story. Each part of the March family’s journey is so intriguing, I had a hard time putting this book down. This is a great place to start if you are wanting to get into classical literature.