Welcome to another Friday and the mysterious and fun First Lines Friday meme created by Wandering Words. This is a weekly meme for book lovers to judge a book by its opening lines rather than by its cover, its author or its prestige.
- Choose a book from your shelves/ current read.
- Open the book to the first page.
- Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title.
- Reveal the book.
‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
‘I don’t think it’s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,’ added little Amy with an injured sniff.
‘We’ve got Father and Mother and each other,’ said Beth, contentedly, from her corner.
Can you guess which classic novel these words originate from?
This week’s book is: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
While their chaplain father is away in the American Civil War, mother “Marmee” watches the four March sisters grow up and strive for their dreams. Meg is the capable eldest, tomboy Jo writes (like the author), Beth longs for a piano, Amy loves pretty things. Kindly neighbor Mr Laurence contributes, and his grandson “Teddy” Theodore becomes part of the family too.
While this adorably covered book (my edition is the one shown above) has been sitting on my shelf for years, it seems I haven’t made the time to give it a try. When I noticed the latest film adaptation of it I was intrigued enough to put it on my TBR for January in order to be able to watch the film soon (books come first… always!).
Have you read/watched this? What were your thoughts on it?