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Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
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Dec 12, 11

bookshelves: 2011-reads, classics, fiction, historical-fiction, kindle, three-stars, kindle-books-to-lend
Read in December, 2011

I'm a bit torn, and really wanted to give this more stars. In terms of writing, I certainly could, because I've always loved Alcott's descriptive style, but some of the storylines didn't sit well, and a few of the characters really seemed set up, from the beginning, to be sacrificed for the good of the moral. The ending left me feeling as though there should have been a little more and I thought it bit sad to see how she closed the book on the Marches (sorry for the pun). Maybe I just need to remind myself a bit more of the time she was writing and the mind-set to enjoy it more.
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Laura Morrigan that's true, I feel it too. REad Abigail A's comment, she goes into it too. I hated what they did to Dan, he was meant to be the character that showed you how people could reform, and then she didn't let him live happily. I thought the point of his story in Little Men was learning to love and care for others, then it backfired for him in this one.

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