Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo Piccole donne. Le avventure di quattro giovani donne, durante la guerra civile americana, diventato un classico della letteratura.

Little Women is one of those timeless classics everyone knows, even if they’ve never read it or seen one of the many movie adaptations. Published by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, it’s mainly considered a children’s novel, but it’s read by readers of all ages. It’s the story of the March family during the American civil war. It opens on Christmas day, the first Christmas the four March girls spend without their father. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have just enough money to buy themselves a Christmas present, but decide instead to buy a present for their mother to cheer her up. The story follows a year in the girls’ lives as they go on adventures, make new friends, especially Laurie and his grandfather, and live moments of happiness, sadness, and grief.

It’s been years since I last read Little Women and I enjoyed going back to this world. It’s a coming-of-age novel with well-developed characters that you can’t help but love. Its sequel, The Good Wives, sees the four sisters becoming adults and I am looking forward to rereading that, too!