I was sucked into a series of books by Anna Todd a few years ago and I discovered a few things. First of all, this woman knows how to write a young adult story. Secondly, sometimes the endings make me crazy!
However, there are times when I feel wild enough to attack another one of her books and pray I do not feel like I am going down the rabbit hole. This newest release seemed like a good story, a nice safe bet for me to review! LOL
Here is Anna Todd’s version of Little Women, millennial style.
The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
Publisher: Gallery Books (January 2, 2018)
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.
The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
I told myself I was swearing off of Anna Todd books before and yet here I am reviewing yet another one. Why would I stop reading them, you ask? Because they always make me a bit crazy! Why do I keep reading them? Because I can’t stop!
Written in the first person, broken into chapters for each sister, this is the story of four sisters. For those of you that have a big family, you know how crazy the family life can be. The author hits the crazy level quickly between the infighting and the protectiveness the sisters have for one another and the rest of the family.
Add in the the day-to-day girl drama, boy troubles and loves, deployment, bullying, quirks, and other family issues, and we have Defcon One. Well, not really. But because of the way this author can weave a story along with all of the drama and emotion into something that sucks you in, it can be exhausting to read about every detail in this family.
That is also why the way she write works. It’s like a soap opera and if you miss an episode, you are missing a chunk of the big picture.
This story is fresh and full of the daily drama that plagues families. Maybe that is why I become consumed and swear I won’t read another book by her. It is also why I lie to myself too! HA
Disclaimer: Chris has personally reviewed the product listed above. She has not received any monetary compensation for her review but did receive a free book so she could evaluate and use it for this post. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.