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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review: The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women by Anna Todd

The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women by Anna Todd


Blurb from Goodreads:
Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.

The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.

The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.

Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.

Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.

And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.

With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.
My Review:
 
Retellings lately have been more miss than hit for me so, although I was excited to read this one, my expectations were admittedly low.  And the start of the book felt sad and staid but about 20% in, I was invested and the book really took off.  I have to tell you that it is a wonderful retelling - not an exact copy but a true retelling of the heart of Little Women in the modern world.  The characters were perfect - so well developed but true to the original.  I loved this - pick it up for a great start to your year!!

The Spring Girls comes out today, January 2, 2018, and I truly recommend this retelling.  I wasn't convinced at first but it ended up being perfect.  I hope more installments will come!
His kiss was just the seed. His fingers turned to branches, rooting themselves into my body. My hands became no longer my own, and I thought that this was why Meg put herself through all the pain that boys bring along. For that feeling. It was worth it, I thought, as Laurie flipped my world upside down. How quickly my mind changed from smart, thought-out conclusions to sappy syrup dripping from the trunk of a tree.

5 comments:

  1. I was so wary of this one when I first heard about it. I kept thinking of the so-bad-it-was-almost-good After series and cringing. But I'm starting to see such positive reviews that are encouraging. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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  2. I have yet to read either Little Women or anything by Anna Todd but Im glad you liked this one. Retellings are hit or miss for me too. Happy 2018 Eva!

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  3. This sounds really interesting, glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Oh this sounds great! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Also, just so you're aware the add to goodreads button goes to a link for a different book. :P

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  5. I've never read any of Anna Todd's books, but this one definitely caught my eye. Probably because Little Women was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I might have to check it out after all. Glad you enjoyed!

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