Student Book Review:

 

Little Women

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:

Deanna F
Grade 7
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

A great classic I read this year was Little Women. This book was written by Louisa May Alcott. As I read this book, I felt the book came alive. It was an exciting book. It was exciting when Jo, one of the four sisters, was mad at Amy, another one of the four sisters, for burning Jo's manuscript. Even though Jo was furious with Amy, she forgave her.
This story took place in a small house in which the four girls, their mother, and Hannah, the maid, lived. The four girls' names where Jo, Amy, Beth, and Meg. The girls' father was fighting in the Civil War during most of the story. This made the girls very tense because their father could have died. He ended up being all right and came back to his family.
As the story goes on, Meg falls in love with John Brooke. John Brooke is a tutor to the boy next store. The boy next store 's name is Laury. He is great friends with the girls, but he is secretly in love with Jo. Jo is his best friend out of all the girls. When he tells Jo he loves her and asks for her hand in marriage, she refuses because they are such good friends.
Near the end of the story, Beth gets very sick. I believe the fact she was sick it brought the family closer. They realized how important they were to one another.
If you want a sad, but loving story this is the one for you. Not only is it exciting, but it touches your heart. I would recommend this book to anybody.

 

Student Book Review:

 

Little Women

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:

Deanna F
Grade 7
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

A great classic I read this year was Little Women. This book was written by Louisa May Alcott.
Little Women was filled with excitement. This story takes place in a small house where four sisters, there mother, and Hannah lives. There father is in the Civil War. During their teenage years, they meet Laury, the rich boy, next store. They become great friends with him. As the girls grow up ,they go their separate ways. Meg marries John Brooke. Jo goes to New York City, and Amy goes with her Aunt March to learn to paint. Beth became sick and couldn't go anywhere because she was so sick. I believe the girls also suffered from pain and loss.
Some good things about the book were the way the girls cared about each other. It was amazing how great they got along. I also liked the fact the story sounded real. It didn't seem to be a fictional book. I enjoyed the way the author described the characters. They were described so well that you could picture what they looked like.
If you want to read an exciting and loving book this is definitely the one. I highly recommend it.

 

Student Book Review:

 

Little Women - classic

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:

Kelly
Grade 7
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

A good classic that I read this year is Little Women. It is by Louisa May Alcott.
Little Women was a realistic book that had a lot of excitement. It is about four girls growing up with their mother while their father was at war. The four girls had to learn that without their father home, their lives would be very different then they were before he left. This was a very hard lesson for them to learn. The girls and their mother go through some very hard times while their father is at war. They also have some good times.
In the book, there are four girls. Their names are Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Meg is the oldest and tries to follow in her mother's footsteps. Jo is the second oldest and is a tomboy. Beth is the second to youngest and she is kind of shy. Amy is the youngest and she acts like she is very prim and proper. The girls call their mother Marmee. She is a very good person. She works at the soup kitchen a lot. The family also has a maid called Hannah. Hannah is a friend of the family, but she likes helping out and being the maid.
A good thing about book this is the detail in every part of it. It has very good detail about each of the characters. For example, find out that Amy is very different from all of the other sisters because she wants to be rich (The rest of girls want to marry for love ). You would not find this out in the beginning of the book if it did not have good detail. It also describes the places in the book very well. The characters in this book come a life as you start to read further. It is like you are really there watching everything happen.
If you want to read a realistic book that is long, but good this is the one.

 

Student Book Review:

 

Little Women

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:

Celia G
Grade 7
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

A classic that I read was Little Women, and it was my personal favorite. It was one in a great series. This was about four girls living during the Civil War, and they were sisters. They lived with their mother . Their father was fighting in the war. The two older girls went to parties that interested the younger sister greatly. Their names and ages are Meg(17), Jo(16), Beth(14), and Amy(12). A house keeper named Hannah lives with them, and helps them, while their father is fighting in the war.
This book was interesting because of the real life story and drama. The characters were realistic and believable, and the story was real and true. The family was fun to read about because of their life and the stories. Their were tragedies and miracles during the story. I won't ruin the story by telling you them. All the girls experience pain and loss, but get through it strongly. They travel many places and experience many things through out their life. Meg gets married to John Brooke and becomes a mother. Jo went to New York City and lived with some family friends she also wrote stories for money. Beth stayed home and helped her mother. Amy went to Europe to an art school then came home about two years later.
They grew up through the years, and grew from girls to women. I recommend this book to any age willing to read a good book. This was a miraculous story, but was also a realistic one.

 

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Little Women -classic

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:
Cashelle Crowley
Grade 7
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

My favorite classic was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This book was about four young girls that grew into women.
Their names are Jo ( short for Josephine ), Amy, Beth, and Meg. Amy is the youngest sister. Beth is next, then Jo, and Meg is the oldest. They are very creative . They even dress up as boys and pretend to be gentlemen. They meet a boy named Laurie , whom they call Teddy . Teddy is rich, and he has a tutor . The girls, at first, are very shy around him. After a while, though, they bond and become good friends . They encounter many adventures, both funny and tragic . My favorite part is when Jo is curling Meg's hair, and she burns it off . Meg becomes angry.
As time passes, they grow apart only to find themselves together once again . They are all changed by their experiences in life. They are different, but yet, it was just the same as they were years ago . Meg has married and has children. Jo is engaged, and Amy is also married .
If you want a book that you will enjoy , here it is . I suggest you read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott . You will see how great this book is .

 

Student Book Review:

 

Little Women-classic

by: Louisa May Alcott

Review done by:

Angela Linn
Grade 6
Van Antwerp Middle School
Niskayuna, NY

A classic I read this year was Little Women. This book was by Louisa may Alcott.
Little Women was a great drama book and had great plots in it. It was about four girls, Beth, Amy, Meg, and Jo who live with their mother. Their father is away in the war. In the book Louisa May Alcott describes characters very well. She described Beth as a very kind hearted girl, Amy as a young sophisticated girl, Meg as a young beautiful woman, and Jo as a "Tom boy".
One time in the book,Jo and Amy were in a huge fight, over a play. Amy, the second youngest daughter, asked if she could go to a play with Jo and Laurie, a neighbor. But, Jo did not want a young girl there. So, as they left, Amy burnt Jo's little book that her mother gave her. Jo was so horrified she never spook to Amy again until one day when Jo and Laurie went ice skating and did not invite Amy. So she followed them. As Amy was on the ice, she tried to talk to Jo. All Jo did was ignore her until Amy fell in the ice! Laurie and Jo rushed over to her, and Laurie dug her out of the ice. From that day on, Jo loved her little sister, Amy for the rest of her life.
Another plot in the book was when Jo and Meg went to a dance. Meg wanted to go so much wanted someone to go with her. So she asked her sister Jo. Jo with a burnt satin dress and dirty gloves did not want to go. As usual, she got talked into it. That is where she met Laurie. Laurie's real name is actually Theodore, but he changed it to Laurie. When Laurie asked Jo to dance, that is where all the mischief began. Meg spranged her ankle, Jo spilled coffee on herself. That night Laurie brought Meg and Jo home in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage and that night Jo came quite fond of Laurie. From that day on, Jo has been seeing Laurie almost every day.
This book tell about Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg's life all through the book it told about the life each girl had.
One thing I liked that the author wrote about was how she created a character she knew everyone would love and appreciate. Then she would have something bad happen to her. Louisa May Alcott is a very talented author and wrote many other books, that I would love to read.
If you want to read a very exciting book that will make you change feelings page by page, Little Women is the one!

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