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The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

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

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This book was incredible, it took my ages to finally pick it up and read it, I adore Anna as a writer and a person, I knew I would love this book. Anna writes in a way that the words just flow on the page and make it so easy to read, I read it in a few days, I would have devoured it in one if I wasn’t super tired.

It is a modern day retelling of Little Women, which I have never read, I know… honestly I’m so bad when I comes to classics, I do own Little Women but it is so huge that I have never wanted to sit and read it, I didn’t read at all throughout my teens, it was actually After by Anna Todd that got me into reading, back when she was posting on Wattpad, I honestly love her so much. I really owe my love of reading to Anna!

Anyway sometimes I find it so hard to put into words how much I’ve enjoyed a book, without including spoilers or just waffling, so I’m really going to try with this one. My words probably won’t do it justice at all.

The book switched different POVs at the very start we get a little bit from Meredith, the girls mother, which is really lovely. There are four ‘Spring Girls’ but only the older three POVs are included, Meg and Jo in particular.

These girls live on an army base, there dad is deployed and we can see how much of an affect it has on the family, with money issues and the different struggles the girls are going through, it just seems like a really hard time.

Each girl is completely different from the other, there is slight similarities but they are all so different in my opinion, Meg is outgoing and has had a hard time, with rumours and I get the feeling that a lot of people see her as a bit of a ‘slut’ the book does deal with a lot of slut shaming, I think she was just lost and wanted so much for herself, I loved watching how much she changed throughout the story, and I adored her ending.

Jo was my favourite of the girls, she was feisty and just didn’t seem to care about things like others did, she was so brilliantly written, she had such character development through the book. I loved her relationship with Laurie, it was probably my favourite part of the book!

I felt so sorry for Beth, her anxieties and then all the stuff she did in the house for her family and being so young. I loved her ending too though, it made the book so honest and realistic! And really brought today’s struggles and topics and diversities into this wonderful novel.

Amy was definitely my least favourite, although I think she was supposed to be. She was that annoying and bratty little sister. I did sort of warm to her in some scenes, but most I just wanted to tell at her.

The way the whole story was told was beautiful, there was a lot of ups and downs and a lot that happens within the pages, it really gripped me right from the start.

I highly reccomend this book, it is a wonderfully written romantic book that would make a great summer read!

 

7 thoughts on “The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

  1. Great review girl! This book sounds amazing, I tried to read Little Women before but it was taking forever and I found it so hard going that in the end I gave up! I wish I could love the classics as much as most people do but I’ve never found one I love, a modern retelling sounds much better in my opinion!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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