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This book review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott briefly summarizes the beloved classic and my thoughts on it. I have also provided some recommended book pairings for further learning, including the 2019 movie trailer and quotes.

little women by louisa may alcott on a tray with flowers and candles.

This is my personal favorite edition of Little Women simply because the cover is SO beautiful. I display it on my bookshelf, and it looks like a work of art.

Book Review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Is Little Women a good book?

Little Women is an excellent and easy-to-read classic book that has delighted generations of readers. It’s the classic Civil War-era story of four very different, but very creative, sisters on their home front with their endearing mother, anticipating their father’s homecoming from the War. 

Who are the 4 March sisters in Little Women?

Jo: a headstrong and ambitious writer;
Beth: a quiet music lover;
Meg: a nurturing and feminine caretaker; and
Amy: a youthful and spirited artist.

Their mother fosters a creative childhood at home, including a friendship with a local boy, Laurie.  The children come of age amidst a backdrop of both adventures and hardships.

Besides the above, I don’t like to say too much about the plot of this book because I think it’s best experienced by the reader upon reading the original words. I really do think that’s all you need to know going in.

Little Women is one classic that delivers for readers of all ages and genders.  Despite being an older classic, it’s so easy to read, heartwarming, and emotional at truly any age. This is not a classic that should intimate you! It’s one that you indulge in with a cozy blanket and a hot beverage to comfort you.

In my personal opinion, it should be read in schools just as avidly as more “masculine” books like Huck Finn.  Why? Each sister comes across as distinctly unique, and the book shines a light on how different young women can become themselves with the support of loved ones — a lesson that holds true today.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott has stood the test of time, and it is one of my absolute favorite books. It’s a “bucket list” book everyone should read at some time in his or her lifetime of reading.

More About Little Women (And Beyond)

Quotes from Little Women

Below are some of my favorite quotes from the Little Women book:

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”

“…for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help; and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”

“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”

Read more quotes from Little Women.

Movie Trailer for Little Women (2019)

Below is the movie trailer for the 2019 adaptation of the Little Women novel (which I absolutely ADORED):

Book Pairings

For more like Little Women novel:

Books by Louisa May Alcott

If you’d like to read more of Louisa May Alcott’s books, check these out:


I hope this book review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott inspires you to pick up this beloved classic, write a book report and/or pair the book with my recommended lifestyle pairings.

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