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Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women | Rey Terciero
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Join Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they are reenvisioned as a blended family living in modern day NYC in this beautiful, full-color graphic novel. With their father away in the military and their mother working overtime to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling leukemia, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning--will everything turn out okay? Follow modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they discover themselves and follow their dreams. This lushly-illustrated story is a must-read for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile and Sisters, Mariko Tamaki's This One Summer, Svetlana Chmakova's Awkward, and Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl.
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Peddler410
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I loved this adaptation! That said, I‘m glad my daughter experienced the original — unabridged — edition first.

The blended family, LGBTQ addition — both worked well. My daughter is excited to reread this one now that I finally read it myself.

#2020mggraphic

JillR My daughter and I read the original first then I got her this, she loved it and has read it several times. We loved the film too! 1mo
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Lindy
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The March sisters, 21st century version. I enjoyed this blended family reboot of Little Women. It‘s set in Brooklyn, their father is serving in the military overseas & it‘s told in an appealing #comics format with brightly coloured cartoon images. Journal entries & letters provide a natural check to the momentum of the graphic sequences. Issues of poverty, bullying, war, serious illness, coming out, first love & sibling relationships. #kidlit

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds really good! 1mo
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Lindy
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I approve of this kind of propaganda in a children‘s novel. 👍

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My library haul today. Getting some library books as I don‘t return to work until January 2nd!

Jeg Happy reading to you. 📚📚 2mo
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lovelybookshelf
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I'm not fond of LITTLE WOMEN, but this retelling corrected issues I had with the original. Sometimes the letters to their dad felt clunky and unnatural, like an info dump. The Women's March illustration at the end included some trans-exclusive imagery, which was especially disappointing considering how diverse and inclusive the book otherwise was. Overall, I did enjoy this retelling, and look forward to hearing what my 10yo thinks of it.

Lindy I‘m curious about the trans-exclusive imagery you mentioned. I‘m looking at the two-page spread at the end of the book and I don‘t see it. Please tell me what you meant. 1mo
lovelybookshelf @Lindy The pink pussyhats make many trans folks feel excluded, and carry TERFy overtones. For the most part, cis women were very dismissive and didn't want to listen to the reasons why it's hurtful. I felt the book had an opportunity to show solidarity with trans women by leaving those hats out, and was disappointed that they didn't. 1mo
Lindy @lovelybookshelf Ah! Thanks for explaining that. 1mo
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lovelybookshelf @Lindy You're welcome! 🥰 1mo
Lindy @lovelybookshelf What did your 10-year-old think of it? Has she read it yet? 1mo
lovelybookshelf @Lindy She really loved it, except for those two pages at the end. (We're a queer/trans family, so she picked up on that immediately.) 1mo
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ambam1987
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A modern retelling of Little Women.

❤️graphic novels

Tamra My daughter sped thru this one! 5mo
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Krisjericho
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I read Little Women several times as a kid (Team Jo! Wasn't everyone?), but I don't have the same nostalgic attachment to it that I do to other favorites. That, and the fact that I tend to adore graphic novels made this a great pick for me. I loved the diversity, sisterhood, and getting through crap together as a family. It wasn't perfect, but it will introduce a classic that kids may otherwise miss. It is not Little Women, but it is a good book.

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Meaw_catlady
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Really enjoyed this modern retelling of Little Women. It really makes you think about true original and the things you don‘t realize about the characters that are so obvious now as an adult. Super cute, fun and full of female empowerment, equality, embracing your identity.

MicrobeMom Just bought this for my daughter! I can‘t wait to read it! 6mo
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Librariana
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Heideschrampf Have you seen the new stills of the Greta Gerwig film?! It looks amazing! 8mo
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TheBookAddict
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I forgot I was supposed to check-in yesterday. I kept on thinking it was today 🤦🏽‍♀️. It‘s better late then never, I guess. Thanks @wanderinglynn for challenging us to be more health conscious as we enjoy our books! I definitely started moving more this week. I actually played tag with our preschoolers (I‘m sore now 😝). Didn‘t hit my 85,000 steps in a week goal, but I was very close. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 9mo
Jerdencon Nice job! 👏🏻 9mo
TK421 Great job!😊 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft Our total steps were very similar this week! I had 84,739. Way to go! 9mo
Erin7 That‘s awesome!🙌🏻 9mo
baes Awesome job! 9mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌 9mo
Clwojick Way to go! 💜💗💙 9mo
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TheBookAddict
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Just had me crying and snotting. Now I have to go reread Little Women, is been years since I‘ve read it. I was also supposed to be asleep 2 hours ago. 😔

#LitsyLovesLibraries #readgraphicnovels #retelling #FanFic #LittleWomen #middlegradereads? #YesiReads

Peddler410 I finished reading Little Women to my daughter right before Easter. The Easter Bunny brought her this book. I haven‘t read it yet. 9mo
TheBookAddict @Peddler410 I was kind of skeptical when I picked it up, but I was also curious so I couldn‘t pass it up. I enjoyed it very much and I hope you and your daughter enjoy it too. 🙂 9mo
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Librariana
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"How'd you get so smart?"

"I read a lot."

Well, of course!

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makingitupdaily
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This was an amazing retelling. There were a few parts where the exposition could have been handled better but overall I loved it. Read it in less than a day and cried at all the right parts.

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AshHisson
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Cute adaptation, and I especially liked the addition of the LGBTQ storyline. However, I don‘t know if it was the format, or if they were aiming for a younger audience than the original, but it felt a little rushed and like there was less character growth. The email/journal entry device was interesting, but I think I would have preferred more of the comic panels. 3/5 #marchreads #graphicnovels #adaptations

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Schlinkles
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Little Women has never been my favorite, but I‘m willing to give the modern graphic novel adaptation a go.

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CraftyBookNerd1
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I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! I want to press it into everyone‘s hands - whether you like GNs or not, you need to pick this one up! I love that it follows the classic Little Women story, but it has so many great 21st century aspects to it. The March sisters, then and now, are one of my favorite fictional families 💕
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WanderingBookaneer
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Jo is still a girl after my own heart!

Peddler410 I‘m reading Little Women to my daughter right now — and the first time I‘m reading the unabridged — and when we finish I plan to give her this graphic novel 😊 12mo
WanderingBookaneer @Peddler410 : It is not a faithful retelling, but I liked it. 12mo
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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As a fan of Little Women this was a solid retelling. There were some things here and there that I wasn't fond of. This was still a 5 star read for me.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Art 5*
Writing 5*
Pace 5*

Not to spoil the book but this book is incredibly diverse and has LGBTQ+ rep.

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bookseller_cate
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Interesting updated adaptation of one of my favourite novels.

Some of the dialogue was awkward, but all in all very approachable. Hopefully it will encourage people to pick up the original.

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Peddler410
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Stumbled across this at Target today. 150 years!? Well, time I read the UNabridged edition I bought my daughter a couple years ago. Up until then, I thought my mom‘s copy from her childhood was the whole story 🤷‍♀️ Since I was 11, I read an abridged edition every year — not knowing so — until I went away to college! 🤦🏻‍♀️

#2019graphicnovel

Lmstraubie I'd love to hear what you think of this! 12mo
twohectobooks I also had the experience of reading and rereading my mom‘s old abridged copy and only realizing it was abridged years later. Finally read the whole thing a couple of years ago and it was great! 12mo
Peddler410 @Lmstraubie I FINALLY read it! It was a fantastic retelling — loved the graphic novel format. 1mo
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Lmstraubie @Peddler410 Funny you should post this today. Just came home from seeing the movie with my son. I need to get my hands on this! 1mo
Peddler410 @Lmstraubie Don‘t forget about this one by Hena Khan ... we‘ll be reading it soon! 1mo
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 Just added both 😉 1mo
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Ravenclawsbookshelf

I started the tagged book today. It is a fairly quick read, but being a fan of Little Women I knew I wanted to read the story. I have found some things in the first 25% that bother me, and maybe I'll post about them in the review. I would say this is at least a four star read so far.