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Four sisters live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The family is settled in a new neighborhood, living in genteel poverty after the father lost their money. Meg and Jo March, the elder sisters, both work outside the home for money to support the family. Meg teaches four children in a nearby family, while Jo aids her grand-aunt March, a wealthy widow whose strength is failing. Beth helps with housework, and Amy attends school. Their nearest neighbor is a wealthy man whose orphaned grandson lives with him. The sisters introduce themselves to the handsome shy boy, Laurie, who is the age of Jo. Meg is the beautiful sister; Jo is the tomboy; Beth is the musician; and Amy is the charming artist with blond curls. Jo is impulsive and quick to anger. One of her challenges in growing up is to control acting out of anger, a challenge that also faced her mother, Marmee. Marmee advises Jo on speaking with forethought. The boy Laurie enjoys his neighbors, joining the family often in play and home theatrics written by Jo. His grandfather, Mr. Laurence, is charmed by Beth, and gives her the piano used by Laurie’s dead sister.

Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Published on May 1, 2012 by Signet
ISBN-10: 0451532082
ISBN-13: 9780451532084
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  • emmabookworm5
    emmabookworm5Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm55 stars
    This book is the best. Louisa May Alcott is such a great and talented author (may she RIP)
    • mariaswing
      mariaswingMonday, October 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm
      have you know that this book was a movie and it's very good movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i hope you see it!
      • bigmelo
        bigmeloMonday, October 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm55 stars
        Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, may have been one of the most inspiring books that I have ever read. Among the four young, spirited mistresses in which the story revolves, the author creates a spectacular sensation that brings out the best in eager readers. This is a Must-Read!
        • shaniya
          shaniyaFriday, August 29, 2014 at 7:53 am44 stars
          i think this book is good
          • turtlenicole
            turtlenicoleThursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm33 stars
            It is an amazing book! It's about four sisters who work together no mattter what, even through worries of losing their father at war.
            • ikyra_marie
              ikyra_marieSunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm
              I read this book and it took me like three weeks to read it.It wasn't that interesting, but it was all right.
              • nakameguro2
                nakameguro2Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm55 stars
                I recommend this book if ur an avid classic reader!
                • zionhb
                  Mrs. BrownWednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:40 am44 stars
                  I love this story of 4 sisters and their friends & family! At time the description & wordage gets a little long, but the plot is interesting! Give it a try!
                  • rozeb
                    rozebFriday, September 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm
                    I've really been meaning to read this but I never have any time. I never have a lot of time to read books that have been sitting on my shelf forever.
                    • chuckgirl
                      chuckgirlFriday, September 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm
                      in want to read it again. I was in 2 grade when I read it. lots of weird words.... I am going to read it again this year for gate program