To be drawn into the 17th century during the time of the civil war we meet Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Growing up in a loving household they learn from the hardships of life and from their family and friends that while they are not rich in money, they are richer in love and life. A classic story and I am glad to have had the chance to read it. While it was hard to get into at first, once I did get into it, it was hard to put down. Meg is the oldest and loves dresses and parties but is shy in their poverty against that of her friends. Jo is lively and boyish (my favourite character). Her best friend is their next door neighbour Laurie, a boy of her age and in similar attitude. She loves writing and making plays for her sisters, Laurie and herself to perform. She is less than ladylike which displeases her sisters. Next is Beth, a darling girl who finds no greater pleasure than being with her family. Quiet and shy her love for music shines bright. Amy is the baby. She is an aspiring artist, and loves to follow her sisters. She longs to marry well and fill it with beautiful items. Amy is saddened by the state of her flat nose and is slightly vain in her appearance. It is a great book. Enjoy.