The Spring Girls

A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women
Author(s): Anna Todd
Original Publish Date: Jan 02, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100136272
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508227724
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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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Author(s): Anna Todd
Product Number EB00711197
Released: Jan 02, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501130724

Professional reviews

"This modern-day retelling of the classic novel LITTLE WOMEN is told from the viewpoints of the mother, performed by Cassandra Campbell, and the three older sisters, performed by Joy Osmanski, Erin Mallon, and Madeleine Maby. Living in New Orleans on an army base, the girls watch their money and find a little romance while their father is on a tour of duty overseas. Narrators Osmanski, Mallon, and Maby nicely convey the siblings and relationship drama that makes up the bulk of the plot. One weakness, however, is the voice of Laurie, which is stilted and given an indistinguishable accent. The audiobook itself lacks the charm of the original story, and listeners will find it difficult to connect Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth Spring with the March girls. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"