I've said here several times that I haven't read very many classics. I actually read Little Women many MANY years ago, but I didn't remember it at all. Because I wanted to read March by Geraldine Brooks, which is the story of the father in Little Women (by a contemporary author), I thought it would be a good idea to reread Little Women.
It is the story of the March women: mother (Marmee) and 4 daughters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) while father is a chaplain for the North during the Civil War. I really struggled to get through it. It was too syrupy sweet for my taste, with way too much moralizing to be enjoyable. If I had remembered it, I certainly would not have read it again. I rate it 2 out of 5. It was the first book for two of my reading challenges this year: US Civil War Reading Challenge and Off the Shelf Reading Challenge.