Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - OPTIONAL

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren Little Women and Me, 352 p. Bloomsbury, NOVEMBER 2011.  $17. 

Content: G

Emily’s homework assignment is to take one book and come up with three things that she would change about it.  It has been a few years since she read Little Women, but figures it is as good of a choice as any.  As she works on her list, however, something very weird has happened – is she really here, inside the pages?  Is she really the middle sister in the March household?  Maybe she really has been sent here to save Beth.  She has decided that Laurie is pretty hot and that she wants him for herself - Amy never deserved him! Or maybe there is an even bigger picture.  Emily can’t always remember what is about to happen in the book, in fact she doesn’t even exist except through what the author has written.   But she may very well be the key to something really special. 

Baratz-Logsted has created a sweet little universe for an alternate telling of the original.  Even if someone read the book when they were younger, or just watched one of the many movie or TV versions, they should know enough to appreciate Emily’s task.  This would be a perfect offering for the Mother-Daughter Book Club crowd. 

EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Oh!!! I don't need it in my library, but I may need it for my own! What fun.