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

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

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 149 ratings

By: Anna Todd

Purchased At: $16.99

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.
Avoid if you even marginally like Little Women. I was intrigued by the concept and was horribly disappointed. While the March sisters certainly had character flaws, the Spring sisters are so completely unlikable that it made it hard to finish the book.

- kaleb_wood

Thought this would be much better as I love Alcott’s original. I had a hard time finishing it as I realized that I didn’t care about any of the characters. However, because I paid for a Kindle version, I made myself finish it. Ugh. I’d like those two days back. Shallow characters and many unresolved issues in the plot.

- richard_howard

I was looking forward to an updated version of a beloved book from my youth. (I read Little Women when I was in third grade.) This is definitely not what I was expecting. A modern retelling could have been achieved without the graphic sexual language. I’m saddened, really. I would have hoped the writer could have done better.

- emma_smith

This is not a modern retelling of little women. The only similarities are the characters’ names and a little about the dad. It’s a romance novel that has pretty much no depth, warmth or plot similar to Little Women. A huge disappointment.

- clare_stewart

This was a fantastic read! The story telling was refreshing... def not the same story I’ve become accustomed to. The Spring Girls was symbolic of change and growth. We watched these young ladies blossom. The characters were diverse; there is a little something for everyone. So many love and life lessons were explored throughout these pages. It’s def a 5 Star read for me, because it was very unexpected. Anna Todd outdid herself with this one. I need a sequel. #gimmiemore

- spencer_alvarez

I was so excited to read this book, because the idea of the story is just great. But I have read a LOT of books in my day, and this is without a doubt the most poorly edited book I’ve ever read. There are grammatical errors and glaring mistakes in the story on almost every page. I had to finish it, because I started feeling so bad for the author.

- arely_torres

I liked the original premise of this modern take on Little Women, but after the first third or so of the book felt it strayed far from who those girls would be in modern times. I was disappointed but admittedly I had high expectations.

- thiago_thomas

While there was an interesting story line, the language, vocabulary, and behavior of the the girls in the Spring family was too offensive to compare this in any way to Little Women. I am sorry I purchased this book. I read a false description of this book in a competitor's magazine which initiated the purchase. The book is not appropriate for children or fans of the original Little Women.

- annika_garcia

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