Lissa's Review: The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women by Anna Todd
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: Gallery Books RELEASED: January 2, 2018 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 416 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
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. TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I first heard that, The Spring Girls was based on my favorite Little Women. I was excited yet a bit scared. But I wanted to give it a chance. This story starts off so slow, and I wasn’t able to get into it at first. But I powered through. There are quite a bit of things that are different. I’m not sure it really was a good thing, to put this type of story into a different time period. The sisters just didn’t feel the same and pretty much the whole aspect of the story. I know that this is considered a Modern day retelling. I wanted this to take hold of me and grab me. But it didn’t. I’m a bit disappointed. I think The Spring Girls is a story that many will love. The writing was good, but I just felt like this could have been better.