Thursday, October 03, 2013

Teen Book Review: Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Emily March is tired of being a middle sister. So when she gets an assignment to describe one thing she’d change about a classic novel, Little Women is an easy choice. After all, if Emily can’t fix things in her own family, she might as well bring a little justice to the other March sisters. But when Emily gets mysteriously transported into the 1860s world of the March sisters, she discovers that righting fictional wrongs won’t be as easy as she thought.—adapted from inside cover 

This book showed a lot of imagination and really got you thinking! How can you decide between saving sweet Beth or marrying Jo to Laurie? Or worse, what if you're in love with Laurie yourself? Little Women and Me etches a nice picture in your mind, giving you an idea of what living in the March sisters’ time period must have felt like. Something new and exciting was always happening, and it must be noted that the jealousy between Emily and her newfound sister Jo was so lifelike, you could relate to it perfectly! I liked this book because it gave you an idea of how you would fit into such an environment. The feelings expressed were so real you almost felt like they were talking about you! I also thought it was interesting how the author wrote such feeling and personality into each character. I really think you would enjoy reading this book if you love adventures, romance, emotions, decisions and plenty of vivid imagination!

Reviewed by Israel Long, age 14

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