I first read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott in the 5th grade. I fell in love with the book, the character of Jo March, and the authoress almost instantly. Jo is a voracious reader with a wild imagination much like myself. As I a child I had less confidence than Jo, but I was inspired by her strength.
I have read the book several times over the years and have fallen more and more in love. I own three movie versions of the story. My favorite stars June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Margaret O’Brien. Whether reading or watching I laugh and cry along with the characters as I’m swept away to another time and place.
I even own a set of porcelain dolls which includes all four sisters and Marmee. My mom and a friend helped me bring the dolls to a toy store an hour away from home. The artist was there and she signed each of my dolls. They are precious so to me.
I have serveral books about Lousia May Alcott as well. Her life was interesting and she, too has become a role model. She knew Ralph Waldo Emerson and she supported her family with her writing. She was unconventional for her time.
I will always hold a special place in my heart for Jo March and her sisters.
|What Book Character Are You?|
Jo (from Little Women)
You care deeply for your family, who are pretty much your best friends. You are a bit of wild child, who doesn’t always play by the rules. You don’t care an atom about what other people think. You have a brilliant imagination and your life never has a dull moment.
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