I read Little Women for my 2015 reading challenge, specifically #21: a book your mother loves.
Of course, I’ve been hearing great things about Little Women for literally as long as I can remember. So, of course, when I finally decided to give it a try, I was… kind of disappointed, actually. Sure, I can see why it’s a classic. The writing is good and the themes are pretty much universal. But I found the characters boring, and I just couldn’t buy into the super-virtuous plot.
Maybe if I’d read this book as a child, it would have been different. Or, maybe if I didn’t go into it knowing it’s a much-beloved classic. Maybe then I would have liked it more. But, honestly, Little Women just fell short for me.