Sunday, July 17, 2011

Under the Lilacs

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Children's book, childhood, growing up, kids
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 302
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Betty, Bab, Ben, Miss Celia, Thorny, others
Exciting events: Things getting lost... :)
Passage from book: The elm-tree avenue was all overgrown, the great gate was never unlocked, and the old house had been shut up for several years. Yet voices were heard about the place, the lilacs nodded over the high wall as if they said, "We could tell fine secrets if we chose," and the mullein outside the gate made haste to reach the keyhole, that it might peep in and see what was going on.
My overall opinion: Isn't that quote (the opening lines) just classic Alcott? :) This was one of hers that I hadn't read before, but it's style is very similar to her other books in some ways. Anyway, this is a sweet children's book, that pre-teens will probably enjoy the most. I liked it. :)

1 comment:

Alyianna said...

Hmmm...never heard about this one. Maybe I should go check it out! :)