Why did I love this book?
Little Women published in 1868 two years before Charles Dickens died was the first novel I read where one of the characters was a writer. Alcott makes Jo March brash and opinionated which is not the usual way writers are portrayed. But Alcott also makes her freedom-loving and this endears the reader to her though sometimes her behavior and the reasons for what she does can baffle. The cool thing about Little Women is that it shows how a writer stands out and how they can change the world around them. Jo March becomes famous and successful and just again in 2019 a movie was made of Little Women to prove its enduring attraction and relevance.