Book Review: THE SPRING GIRLS by Anna Todd

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.

You can never go wrong with an Anna Todd book in my opinion. She always delivers a jam packed read filled with, tears, laughter, and hope. Her characters are always so beautifully written and I always fall head over heels. 

I can admit I was a little worried going into this read thinking that I wasn't going to like it or it wasn't going to be the kind of book for me. But let me tell you...I couldn't be MORE wrong. This book is beautiful. Anna writes with such an eloquent hand and makes you fall right into the story. 

Reading these girls felt like an escape. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy were so fun to read. They were characters that had me laughing, crying, and yelling at the pages. The girls are all so different and that's one of my favorite things. When I got inside one of the girls heads, I didn't want to leave but then I was thrown into another and didn't want to leave her head. 

I was rooting for these girls in every way and hoping they got their happily ever after. Life is hard for them being a military family but that doesn't stop them from trying to live the best life they can. 

Seeing Meg, Jo, and Beth grow across the pages of the book was such a pleasure to read. I loved seeing them evolve, branch out, and seek out the ladies that they wanted themselves to be. So many of their issues are things that we face in our day to day lives and to see them struggle with them, and overcome them brought tears to my eyes. 

Anna Todd has written a master piece with this modern rendition of Little Women. 

Anna Todd is a writer spending her days in Los Angeles with her husband. She has always been an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true. She now knows what life is like when you get to do what you love.

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