If you are looking for a good read this thursday, then Little Women is the book for you. A classic that is just right for this cold fall and these dark days, this book has beautiful moments, lively characters and a feel good story. Little women is written in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, which might feel like a very long time ago, but still many of the feelings and thoughts that the characters experience are very relevant today. The story centers around a family in the USA during the civil war, the father has gone to the war and we get to follow his four daughters, their mother as well as close friends and neighbors. All the girls have different personalities and interests, they have hopes and dreams about the future. We get to follow them during a hard but exciting time of their lives, we learn about them but also about family, friendship and values of that time. I enjoy novels written during this period of time because the stories feel like a time capsule that takes you back in time to a place where tea-time is the highlight of the day, and where a lady never leaves the house without her gloves.
This book has been made into a movie several times, the latest one from 1994 is very good. With stars like Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale, it does feel like a most watch movie anyway even if you are not reading the book. But before watching the movie, you should read the second book “good wives”. Some copies of the book “Little Women” does have both books as one, but the one I have is just the first. The 1994 movie covers both books. If you want to find out more about the book, the author or the movie, just click on the underlined parts of this text. I hope you enjoy the book and the movie as much as I have.