by Louisa May Alcott
1/2012 Listening to an old favorite on audio is a wonderful experience. There’s something so comforting about somehow sharing this with the narrator, who whispers softly into my ear as I fall contentedly asleep. This one’s my second favorite of the series, behind Jo’s Boys. I love the boys, I love the grown Little Women. I don’t like The Princess, though, I find her unbelievable and repellent. Dan, on the other hand, is my beau ideal in every particular. And I think that it’s in this book I found my justification for my staunch defense of Alcott’s choice to marry Laurie to Amy and give The Professor to Mrs. Jo. Laurie and Jo would never have been happy, and Plumfield is perfect.