This book is amazing! The language used is beautiful and old fashioned, but still easy to understand. The book is about four sisters who live with their mother during the beginning of the Civil War. The oldest sister is Meg, who is very pretty and often takes charge when her mother is not around. The next sister is Jo, who is a complete tomboy and very stubborn, but is very loyal to her family and loves to write. Next is shy beth, who is sweet and kind to everyone around her. She loves animals and playing piano. The youngest is Amy. She loves fine things and wishes her family was rich, which could get quite annoying at some times, but she does try very hard to work around it and be a better person. The book centers around the theme of kindness, becoming better people, and growing up. The sisters all become better people throughout the course of the book. Starting one Christmas when their father was away, they gave their special Christmas breakfast to a family in need, and received from an old gentleman next door an even better supper, and ending on a bittersweet note that I shall not give away, this book is amazing. Exciting, and happy, although a bit sad at times, I would definitely recommend this book.