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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott First Sentence: "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents", grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

P. 99: "The garden had to be put in order, and each sister had a quarter of the little plot to do what she liked with."

Last sentence: ""Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!"

I loved this book... I saw the movie as a child and recently again and that made me decide to go and buy the book. And I was not dissapointed. Off course this book is dated, but I think that when you read books like this, you must read them with the time they were written in your mind. And then this is a beautiful story about love and growing up. There is humour, morality, tragedy, and much more. So I laughed a little and shed a few tears while reading the story, and that's what makes a book work for me (allthough there are books that don't have these aspects and that work for me too). And best of all, all's well that ends well. I love happy endings.First Sentence: "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents", grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Other thoughts/reviews:

The American Prospect: http://prospect.org/article/mother-all-girls-books?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=cb5e3ef324-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Book Journey: http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/little-women-by-loiusa-may-alcott/