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Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
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Jun 14, 10

bookshelves: young-adult

Rose Campbell has come to live with her somewhat overbearing aunts after the death of her father. She is a child with a weak constitution and cannot seem to fully recover. However, when her uncle (who is her guardian) comes to town he decides to implement a new program for her wellness, and Rose ends up learning many things from a bunch of her rowdy boy cousins. Ultimatley, Rose learns some interesting things about being a lady and what type of medicine works best. This book is good and easy to read considering when it was published. It is certainly a book that was written for girls, and I think that a younger female audience would take well to it. However, it is somewhat superficial and girls who are used to exploring the varied themes in todays YA literature may be dissappointed. However, it is still a pleasant read, but not exactly an intellectual one.
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