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Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott
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Mar 17, 2009

did not like it
Read in January, 1984

** spoiler alert ** I read this long ago and remembering it still annoys me. Tomboy Jill hurts her back in a sledding accident and is unable to walk. This experience eventually turns her into a perfect, penitent, unendingly patient angel. After which she regains some use of her legs.

I suppose I'm projecting modern expectations on the book, but... Little Women didn't affect me that way. Jo was allowed to both have a personality and be essentially virtuous.

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