it is difficult to review a book so well known like this one, there is much that I would like to say, not so much about the book, but about the characit is difficult to review a book so well known like this one, there is much that I would like to say, not so much about the book, but about the characters that I'll try to wrap up. Loosely based on Alcott's family and set in her home in Massachusetts, Little Women is the story of Meg,Jo,Beth and Amy March.Four sisters with very distintive personalites.
Given that this book was written in a time when women weren't treated as equals, I didn't expect the sisters to be so independent and ahead of their time. Meg, the most motherly of all the sisters who seems to lose part of her identity in the second part of the book; Jo, perhaps, the most loved character in Little Women is based on the author herself. A tomboy,independent, blunt and talented Jo is very lovable in her attitude towards her sisters and her altogehter vision of life. The next sister is Beth, a sickly girl that loves music. she is sweet and unselfish, in the end her contribution to the family is one of the most heart warming chapters I've read. Amy, the younger sister, loves art and is quite into vanity at the beginning of the book. Amy can be read as spoiled, but as you read on you get to know that she is very kind and smart, which seemed to be a quality of all the March sisters.
I was so impressed,so to say, with the female characters because Jo,Amy,Beth and Meg living in that time, have more personality than a lot of female characters living in the 21st century. I believe that's why Little Women made such an impact, because the characters go beyond their time and leave a lasting impression of honesty and warmness.
You could tell that Alcott took inspiration of her previous publishing experiences when she was writing Jo's publishings adventures when
Leave out the explanations, make it brief and dramatic, and let the characters tell the story"
and her view of marriage Don't be alarmed. I'm not one of agreeable sort. Nobody will want me, and it's a mercy, for there should always be one old maid in a family . Unlike Jo, Alcott never did marry but as she also said in this book, that her family would be a family of stories. She left us,readers, quite a lovely family....more
The ending saved this book for me and that's something that I've learned after reading five book from John Marsden. That's he's really good at endingsThe ending saved this book for me and that's something that I've learned after reading five book from John Marsden. That's he's really good at endings, leaving you wanting for more and pinning to read what happends next. I vowed to start reading another book before The Night is for Hunting , but I guess that won't be happening anymore. Damn you, Marsden! Let me read other stuff without breaking my 3 book policy.
Now, onto the book. I already told you that the ending saves it. Well, I found this book to be ridiculously unrealistic and it was the interpersonal relationships that saved it....more
Mi papá me había dicho innumerables veces que tenía que leer este libro porque era muy importante que lo leyera y que aprendiera tips financieros paraMi papá me había dicho innumerables veces que tenía que leer este libro porque era muy importante que lo leyera y que aprendiera tips financieros para mi futuro. Para mi cumpleaños, vino en mi regalo, junto con otro libro que es mas mi estilo.
Kiyosaki menciona en el libro que el "no es buen escritor" pero si es un buen vendedor; Es increíblemente cierto. El libro no esta muy bien escrito(aunque puede ser la traducción) pero da en el clavo en explicarle al lector mediante la vida de sus dos padres: uno rico y uno pobre claves para tener un mejor control financiero. El padre rico tenía un negocio exitoso y mucho dinero, este le enseño como ver el dinero de la manera que los ricos lo ven. Mientras que su padre pobre, un profesor, le daba consejos economicos de una manera más altruista. El autor se muestra a si mismo como un híbrido entre ambos, yo mas bien lo llamaría una esponja.
La diferencia entre los activos y pasivos, las inversiones y tener metas fijas son una de las claves que nos da Robert Kiyosaki para tener un éxito comercial. No quiero ser millonaria, probablemente nunca lo seré pero nadie quiere estar ahogado en un mar de deudas y las lecciones económicas que da este libro son realistas, poco complicadas y sobretodo, muy útiles. ...more
If you are looking for a book that will change your perspective on society and the way of the world, this isn't what you should read. However, if youIf you are looking for a book that will change your perspective on society and the way of the world, this isn't what you should read. However, if you are want to read something easy and entertaining, this is a good book for you.
This is the second book of James Patterson's series Witch & Wizard and even though I haven't read the first book, I understood almost everything. The main characters of this book are Whit and Wisty Allgood, two siblings that are the leaders of the rebelion against an opressive goverment ruled by an evil figure called "The One who is the One". Whit and Wisty are believed to be the siblings that will defeat "TOWITO" according to an ancient prophechy.
Even though this book is flawed, I still found it very entertaining and I believe the biggest dissapointment that comes from this book is calling it "The next Harry Potter" or "Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games". That sets the bar very high and in the end, the level isn't the same.
The book is more like Harry Potter than the Hunger Games, actually, the only thing that I found similar was the dystopian regime. A lot of things are like HP: the evil guy is a lot like Voldemort,the magic,the prophecy that is gonna free them all.
Other thing that is rather tiring is the point of view changing, in the beginning it created more suspense, but after 200 pages it kinds of bothers you.
I guess I'll have to wait till I read the third book,since is not available in my country....more