Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)

This one is easy. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is my favorite childhood novel. I must have read it a dozen times. I still have my childhood copy and the leather cover is worn around the edges. Did I love it because I was reading it as a child? Quite possibly. Kelly read it as an adult and you can read her (humorous) review here.

As a kid, I didn’t understand why Amy ended up with Laurie and not Jo. Or why Jo would fall for an old, crusty professor.  Or how Meg could fall for a tutor! And why did she have such a hard time taking care of the twins and putting dinner on the table? As an adult, I totally get it.

It would be interesting to reread it now and see if I share Kelly’s opinion about Alcott’s obsessive moralizing. I don’t think I picked up on it as a kid as I had yet to become the cynical bitch I am today. Ha!