Best known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continues the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, Jo's Boys begins ten years after Little Men in Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Their boys-including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, and promising musician Nat--are grown; however Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment...and even murder. Recommended for grade 11. Copyright 1886/2008, Bantam Classics. 4 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches. Softcover. 321 pp.
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I love Louisa May Alcott's novels, but this novel is on my "not like" list. The story was not interesting and the characters seemed very boring. This book was such a disappointment.