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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.

Sorry, mom.

Final rating: 

★★★☆☆

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