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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Feb 25, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from February 25 to April 12, 2012

Rather hated it. It was so saccharin, so preachy. Wikipedia says:

"She later recalled she did not think she could write a successful book for girls and did not enjoy writing one.[2] "I plod away," she wrote in her diary, "although I don't enjoy this sort of things."[3] By June, she sent the first dozen chapters to Niles and both thought they were dull. Niles's niece Lillie Almy, however, reported that she enjoyed them.[4] The completed manuscript was shown to several girls, who agreed it was "splendid". Alcott wrote, "they are the best critics, so I should definitely be satisfied."[3]"

I agree with her and Niles. There were some bright spots in the novel, and it got better towards the end, but overall, it was terribly boring.

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