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Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
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Jul 26, 11

bookshelves: fiction, classic

I just re-read this after at least a twenty-five year gap, and it was just as lovely as I remember. I've decided that I enjoy Louisa May Alcott's books about children (Little Men, Eight Cousins) more than the books about young-adults growing into adulthood (Little Women, Rose in Bloom). The stories about children are a tad less preachy, and it's a little easier to relate to Victorian children than Victorian adults. Alcott's ideas about raising children may have seemed a little radical at the time, but she seems to have completely grasped everything that would make childhood FUN. And while Rose can be a moral goose every once in a while, she's also a sweet, intelligent, sometimes flawed, occasionally silly, completely believable child.
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