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Little women book report In 1868 Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in response to a publishers request for a girls book Louisa wrote this book by calling upon her own memories of her childhood and putting them down on paper This is the story of four young girls Meg Jo Beth and Amy March and how they endure all the trouble and hardships that come along during their lives They are raised by their mother and by their father and many interesting characters pop up along the way such as Laurie their good-natured next-door neighbor Laurie later falls in love with Jo but ends up marrying Amy In the beginning of the story they are all fairly young the youngest being twelve years old and their mother whom they call Marmee is left to guide them while their father is away fighting in the war As they grow and mature they learn many hard lessons about life For instance there was the time when Amy the youngest suffered her first punishment in school She carries that anger humility and embarrassment with her for the rest of her life There were also more serious lessons to be learned like when one of the sisters Beth dies By the end of the book they really have turned from little women into real women Jo was the second oldest of the four sisters Her birth name was Josephine but she always thought that it sounded too feminine so she shortened it to Jo Clearly Jo was one of the main characters of the story because many of the events centered on her and the audience learned more about who she was She was a tomboy at heart and hated all the prim and proper ways of the ladies in those days Jo was very blunt in her speaking and always said exactly what was on her
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