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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux
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it was ok

I love Little Women. And I looked forward to this book. The book attempts to be all things Little Women. It is a massive undertaking and I wished the author was more focused and less judgmental. The author tries too hard to convince the reader that Little Women is one of the great works of all time. For example, the author describes:
a.) Louisa May Alcott's life and its connection to the book
b.) various versions/editions of the book
c.) various adaptations of book into films/plays/operas
d.) why the book is not read in schools and why it is perceived as a "girl's book"
e.) the characters in the context of the time Louisa May Alcott wrote the book
f.) how the characters would be perceived in modern times
g.) how modern TV heroines compare to Jo
h.) more than I can outline
Whew that is a lot. And this book would have been good by just focusing on 2-3 of these items. But all of them is too much.
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August 26, 2018 – Shelved
August 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 27, 2018 – Started Reading
September 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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