The Spring Girls

The Spring Girls

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, thei...

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The Spring Girls Reviews

  • Elle's Book Blog

    January 2, 2017

    Modern Retelling of Little Women

    It makes me sad to see the low ratings and reviews for this novel because I thought the book was very well written and interesting to read. Perhaps those who are not looking for an exact replica of Little Women will enjoy this one? I sure did.

    Anna Todd does a wonderful job at bringing these characters to life. Each one of them are different from the other and I could feel the clashes between them. This never took away from

    January 2, 2017

    Modern Retelling of Little Women

    It makes me sad to see the low ratings and reviews for this novel because I thought the book was very well written and interesting to read. Perhaps those who are not looking for an exact replica of Little Women will enjoy this one? I sure did.

    Anna Todd does a wonderful job at bringing these characters to life. Each one of them are different from the other and I could feel the clashes between them. This never took away from the feeling of family and togetherness though which made the book seem very realistic.

    I applaud Anna Todd for her spark and the way she wrote The Spring Girls and I think the story will appeal to many readers.

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    I told myself I was swearing off of Anna Todd books before and yet here I am reviewing yet another one. Why would I stop reading them, you ask? Because they always make me a bit crazy! Why do I keep reading them? Because I can’t stop!

    Written in the first person, broken into chapters for each sister, this is the story of four sisters. For those of you that have a big family, you know how crazy the family life can be. The author hits the crazy level quickly between the infighting and the protectiv

    I told myself I was swearing off of Anna Todd books before and yet here I am reviewing yet another one. Why would I stop reading them, you ask? Because they always make me a bit crazy! Why do I keep reading them? Because I can’t stop!

    Written in the first person, broken into chapters for each sister, this is the story of four sisters. For those of you that have a big family, you know how crazy the family life can be. The author hits the crazy level quickly between the infighting and the protectiveness the sisters have for one another and the rest of the family.

    Add in the the day-to-day girl drama, boy troubles and loves, deployment, bullying, quirks, and other family issues, and we have Defcon One. Well, not really. But because of the way this author can weave a story along with all of the drama and emotion into something that sucks you in, it can be exhausting to read about every detail in this family.

    That is also why the way she write works. It’s like a soap opera and if you miss an episode, you are missing a chunk of the big picture.

    This story is fresh and full of the daily drama that plagues families. Maybe that is why I become consumed and swear I won’t read another book by her. It is also why I lie to myself too! HA

    * copy received for review consideration

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  • Maria Sol

    Otro libro que entra en la categoria NO PARA MI!!!

    No me gusta leer autores de wattpad, no se porque, pero no me gusta...el hecho es que le dí una oportunidad a este libro porque es un retelling de Mujercitas, libro que leí por primera vez en 4to grado de la primaria cuando lo saque de la biblioteca del colegio, y después lo volví a leer muchas veces mas porque es un clásico.

    Pero....este libro definitivamente no es para mi, no me gustó el estilo de la autora, ni como encaró la historía, ni siqui

    Otro libro que entra en la categoria NO PARA MI!!!

    No me gusta leer autores de wattpad, no se porque, pero no me gusta...el hecho es que le dí una oportunidad a este libro porque es un retelling de Mujercitas, libro que leí por primera vez en 4to grado de la primaria cuando lo saque de la biblioteca del colegio, y después lo volví a leer muchas veces mas porque es un clásico.

    Pero....este libro definitivamente no es para mi, no me gustó el estilo de la autora, ni como encaró la historía, ni siquiera los personajes, me aburri por demás y llegó un momento en que ya no me interesó leer más, llegar al final fue todo un reto!

    En conclusión, no me gustó, pero como siempre digo esa es solo mi opinión cada uno debe hacer la suya.

  • Elaine

    Rating: 2.5/5

    This is based on the classic, Little Women by Louisa M Alcott, and endeavours to rewrite the original with a modern twist. I suspect this will prove to be one of those stories you’ll absolutely love or be somewhat ambivalent about. Unfortunately, I’m in the latter category. Yes, I did read and finish it but I struggled to do so. I found it difficult to relate to the characters, I felt little or no connection to them or their plights - which is very unusual for me! It is contemporary

    Rating: 2.5/5

    This is based on the classic, Little Women by Louisa M Alcott, and endeavours to rewrite the original with a modern twist. I suspect this will prove to be one of those stories you’ll absolutely love or be somewhat ambivalent about. Unfortunately, I’m in the latter category. Yes, I did read and finish it but I struggled to do so. I found it difficult to relate to the characters, I felt little or no connection to them or their plights - which is very unusual for me! It is contemporary, examining a variety of issues through the experiences of the four young women, definitely striving to bring the classic up to date. Good job we're all different and like different things . . . this one isn’t for me but could well be just the book you’re looking for, if so, I really hope you enjoy it.

    I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.

  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)

    Ay, ¿qué les puedo decir yo de este libro? En realidad quería que me gustara, pues la saga

    me fascinó (sí, sí, no me juguen, ahórrenselo). Pero, siento sincera,

    me pareció un libro bastante soso. Ya les diré por qué, pero antes quiero aclararles que tengo entendido que es un

    de

    , pero no tengo idea de si está bien o no porque no lo he leído.

    Dicho eso, en

    nos en

    Ay, ¿qué les puedo decir yo de este libro? En realidad quería que me gustara, pues la saga

    me fascinó (sí, sí, no me juguen, ahórrenselo). Pero, siento sincera,

    me pareció un libro bastante soso. Ya les diré por qué, pero antes quiero aclararles que tengo entendido que es un

    de

    , pero no tengo idea de si está bien o no porque no lo he leído.

    Dicho eso, en

    nos encontramos con la historia de Meg, Jo, Beth y Amy, las hermanas Spring, que han vivido siempre en bases militares, pues su padre es un activo del ejército norteamericano. Sus vidas transcurren en medio de dramas adolescentes, fotos íntimas filtradas, chicos, enamoramientos, ansiedad social y las tensiones lógicas de una casa en la que viven cinco mujeres. Pero poco más sucede... Sí que hay un pico de sufrimiento y drama, pero que ni siquiera se vive como tal porque todas lo superan muy rápido. Más allá de eso, hay pequeñísimos momentos en los que el ritmo repunta, para luego volver a caer en una cadencia monótona y un poco cansina.

    Ahora, no tengo idea de si el ritmo pausado y sin grandes eventos sea la esencia del

    original, pero dejando eso sencillamente no me interesaban las vidas de estas chicas. Sabía cómo iba a terminar el drama de Meg con su oficial del ejército, estaba clarísimo cómo se iba a solucionar lo de Jo y Laurie, igual que el

    no-plot twist de Beth con Nat. Quizá lo único que me sorprendió un poco fue el pequeño demonio que lleva dentro Amy, pero poco más. De hecho, y esto puede que sea un poco controversial, me importaba más la vida de dos chicos recurrentes del libro que las de las hermanas Spring. Quería saber mucho más sobre Shia y Laurie, pero ni eso.

  • The Library Lady

    A simple summary of the plot of what Todd thinks is "Little Women 2017."

    Marmee is a lush, Meg is a slut trying to marry John "Mr West Point" Brooke and forget her former boyfriend, Beth is agoraphobic except when she's heading to Disney World with the family and Amy is a cipher. Father is Regular Army, and comes home with major injuries and PTSD.

    And here we go again with someone from Team Jo and Laurie. Laurie is a white blond bore, Jo whines because she wants to leave home and be a journalist,

    A simple summary of the plot of what Todd thinks is "Little Women 2017."

    Marmee is a lush, Meg is a slut trying to marry John "Mr West Point" Brooke and forget her former boyfriend, Beth is agoraphobic except when she's heading to Disney World with the family and Amy is a cipher. Father is Regular Army, and comes home with major injuries and PTSD.

    And here we go again with someone from Team Jo and Laurie. Laurie is a white blond bore, Jo whines because she wants to leave home and be a journalist, and this ends with them admitting their love and sleeping together.

    The End.

    Thank god I read it as a ARC digitally and don't have to feel sad any trees died to print this crap.

    And why is there no "ZERO STARS" category on Good Reads?

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    I think it's very brave to take on a beloved classic and do a modern remake. Personally, I was curious to see how Anna Todd's version would turn out to be. I have not read the original novel, only seen movie versions, so I do not have to compare THE SPRING GIRLS to the original book. If you have read LITTLE WOMEN or seen any of the movies you already know the book is about four young sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and their lives and dreams in Massachusetts in the 19th century.

    I think it's very brave to take on a beloved classic and do a modern remake. Personally, I was curious to see how Anna Todd's version would turn out to be. I have not read the original novel, only seen movie versions, so I do not have to compare THE SPRING GIRLS to the original book. If you have read LITTLE WOMEN or seen any of the movies you already know the book is about four young sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and their lives and dreams in Massachusetts in the 19th century.

  • Jen Ryland

    While I'm open to the idea of a re-imagining of

    , the part of

    that I read didn't get me on board with this author's re-intrepretation of these beloved characters. Setting aside.

    A tiny bit of background: I LOVE

    Okay, the original does have its tedious aspects - the slow pace and the preachy parts - but the heart of story is about four sisters, their relationships with each another, and their journey to womanhood. That part of the story is pure gold. It'

    While I'm open to the idea of a re-imagining of

    , the part of

    that I read didn't get me on board with this author's re-intrepretation of these beloved characters. Setting aside.

    A tiny bit of background: I LOVE

    Okay, the original does have its tedious aspects - the slow pace and the preachy parts - but the heart of story is about four sisters, their relationships with each another, and their journey to womanhood. That part of the story is pure gold. It's such a female-centered story, and a wonderful coming of age story, and an amazing sister story all in one. I've read the book multiple times, seen all the movies (well, 1933, 1949 and 1994) and read and enjoyed

    by Geraldine Brooks, which is a sort-of retelling of the story from Mr. March's point of view.

    I stopped reading

    because I felt that it completely misunderstood Meg, Marmee, and Amy (at least in the part that I read.) Meg was described as the "princess" of the Spring family, a basic, big-breasted seductress (the size of her chest is mentioned more than once) who wears lacy panties and worked at Sephora and sleeps with a lot of boys. Meanwhile, Amy is a bland little innocent thing, just tagging along with her sisters. Just taking up space.

    What? In the original, Meg is prissy and perfect. She's the one who follows all the rules and looks down on those who don't - like her rebellious sister Jo. It's true that she's materialistic - I think she believes that if she's perfect, she'll get the reward of a rich husband - but she has self-awareness about her own materialism. Meanwhile, Amy is far from bland or innocent and she plays an important part in the story. She's the spoiled princess of the family - the youngest child who throws tantrums, the vain one who is obsessed with her nose, the the spiteful one who burns Jo's manuscript. Yes, she redeems herself in the end, but she's a huge brat for much of the story. Why does Amy get zero personality in this story?

    In the chapters of

    that I read, Jo showed a bit of promise as a high school newspaper reporter with a potty mouth. Marmee's narration (she's called Meredith here which seemed really weird. Can't she be Maggie or Greta or even Marge lol?) also felt all wrong in the part I read - in the original, Marmee comes off as Meg 1.0 but then (spoiler alert) we find out that she's actually a lot like Jo, a woman who feels that she must control her "unwomanly" temper to be a proper lady and a role model to her daughters. While I love the idea of an LGBT element in a LW retelling, I didn't get to that part.

    I'd love to see my beloved

    re-imagined thoughtfully and well- its ideas of womanhood are woefully out of date - but I just don't think this retelling is for me.

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