I never read Little Women when I was a girl. I decided to pick it up for a YA classic of the back to the classics challenge, hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much. I was excited to finally get around to reading this much-loved classic. Well, I feel kind of bad about this, because I know this is a favorite among many, but I didn't like it. Usually the faster I read a book, the more I like it. This one took me 20 days, which is quite long for me. Mostly, the book bored me.
Little Women is the classic story of idealized 19th century family life that examines a girl's growth and progress into womanhood. I wish I would have read this as a young girl, because I think I would have been able to relate to it more. Instead, I found it dull. I never felt invested in the story; rather than take an emotional journey with the characters, I felt like I was simply reading about it, disconnected.
Publisher: Barnes and Noble Classics, 1868