Book Club:An Old-Fashioned Girl

*Originally published 2015/09/09

an old-fashioned girl.jpgAN OLD-FASHION GIRL Written by Louisa May Alcott

1869; 288 Pages (Puffin Classics Edition)

Genre: children, classic, fiction

Rating: ★★★

Polly is invited to stay with wealthy friends in Boston and finds herself to be an old-fashioned country girl. She is not worldly about parties, boys or acting like she has money.  She would prefer to help her elders, read books and spend her time with hobbies.   Polly seems to be helping each of the Shaws more than receiving their patronage.

I LOVE Little Women so was excited to read another book by Alcott but I found this one to lack the heart and story of Little Women. An Old-Fashioned Girl I think is more simplistic and fluffy. You never get to really know Polly like you do the characters in Little Women and the storyline does not have much climax.  It is a fair book and if I read it as a child maybe I would have liked it a lot more.

We read this for our face to face book club and on the whole we found it a bit too simplistic and a bit dull.


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