Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Reading Journal | Little Women and Me Part 3

In our recent journal entries, we reviewed Little Women and Me written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, and found the book to be a controversial yet appealing read.

There is a tug-of-war that will happen to the reader when reading Little Women and Me. Pointed details of Little Women, such as conversations and narratives are lost in Little Women and Me, which makes you feel that you'd like to know more about the other characters. However, one has to keep in mind that the story is really about Emily. To be honest, reading it from a different perspective is refreshing.

Although, the book has the foundation of the classic novel Little Women, Logsted tells Emily's 'version' in a modern, brash, yet unique way. However, some similarities still remain toward the ending of the book. Like Alcott's Little Women, main character Emily in Little Women and Me learns a valuable lesson; and also like the classic characters, Emily battles selfishness and gains insight to the significance of 'true sisterhood'.

This is our final journal entry for this book. Get a copy of Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and read for yourself. Let us know if you agree with some of our main points here.

Happy Reading!

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