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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Dec 31, 11

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Read from December 29 to 30, 2011

After watching the film of the Little Women innumerable times as a child, it was interesting to finally ready the book. It was my first time reading a book on my iPhone, so for last several months while waiting in lines or on the T, I read Louisa May Alcott tiny page by tiny page.

This is horrible, but just like I preferred the film adaptation of The Painted Veil, I tend to prefer the abridged version of Little Women that most film adaptations present. The parts of the story that were new to me were mostly chapters that taught overt moral lessons about money, faith, hard work, family, etc. which makes sense given the Alcott family's religious leanings.

I enjoyed it though. Like Elizabeth Bennett, Anne of Green Gables, and others, Jo is the intelligent, head-strong archetypical heroine, and I love her.
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