So, here we are at the end of the first book. The end of the March girls' childhood. It's something of a reflective moment. Initially these 2 books were published separately, so there was a great deal more meaning to Ms. Alcott's "So grouped, the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women." I find myself feeling inclined to take a minute and look back on the book and ponder it a bit.
Susan Bauer talks about the importance of not only finding out the bare facts of the story, but asking yourself, "So, what?"
So, what? What about this book so far? I think it's clear that we both like the book. One thing we've both commented on a couple times in a couple different ways is that Little Women inspires us to do better, to be better. So the question I'm pondering right this minute is, "why?"
Also, we should probably think at least a little bit about what we want to read next.
Did you ever decide what to do about the Olive Tree?