Updated: Sep 1, 2020
This was by far the most wholesome book I’ve ever read. I must admit, again, I committed the deadly sin of watching the movie before the book, HOWEVER, I probably would not have endeavored to read it if I had not seen the amazing movie. I was intimidated at first, but by the time I finished I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Somehow I could find myself relating to all four sisters in different ways, petulant Amy, Mature meg, Sweet beth, and bookish Jo. Alcott weaves together this beautiful family so seamlessly it would be hard to try to imagine them as fictional. Again, I’ll admit, this book made me cry. It is set up as a novel for young readers, to help them learn how to deal with the struggles in the world and how to be a more rounded and better person. Though I can’t tell if it completely changed who I was, I did appreciate the strong moral lessons and sweet writings. It felt like an ideal childhood wrapped up and put onto pages, where readers can access it anytime. I would recommend to anyone looking for a classic read without too much heaviness.