Waiting on Wednesday--Little Women and Me

I am always looking out for time travel stories, in as much as I post about one every Tuesday (or sometimes Wednesday, as will be the case this week). Here's one that's coming out in just a few days, that I'm really looking forward to:

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Bloomsbury, November 8, 320 pages)

"Emily is sick and tired of being a middle sister. So when she gets an assignment to describe what she'd change about a classic novel, Emily pounces on Little Women. After all, if she can't change things in her own family, maybe she can bring a little justice to the March sisters. (Kill off Beth? Have cute Laurie wind up with Amy instead of Jo? What was Louisa May Alcott thinking?!) But when Emily gets mysteriously transported into the 1860s world of the book, she discovers that righting fictional wrongs won't be easy. And after being immersed in a time and place so different from her own, it may be Emily-not the four March sisters-who undergoes the most surprising change of all. Lauren Baratz-Logsted's winning confection will appeal to fans of Little Women as well as anyone who enjoys a modern twist on an old favorite."

This seems to be one written with fans of Little Women in mind, and since I can practically recite it from memory (favorite line, just because I like Amy best--"I'm glad mine's blue"), I fit the bill beautifully. I enjoyed seeing the March sisters from the perspective of twentieth century kids in The Time Garden, by Edward Eager...and I'm looking forward to meeting them again!

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine


  1. Time travel is one of my favorite genres! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. Though, I actually like the way Little Women ends!

  2. Oh I haven't heard of this one before! Sounds really god! Great pick!

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  3. Good grief, I've been your sister for how long, and all this time I never knew you liked Amy best?!

  4. Well, it's not that I think I'm most like Amy (although if I were given a bible for Christmas and it was blue and my sisters' were less attractive colors, I too would say I was glad mine was blue), but I do find her a very sympathetic character and think she's the most realistically written of the bunch!

  5. never heard about this one before2 thnx for sharing . sounds greta =9

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  6. This sounds like it could be good. I look forward to your thoughts on it!

  7. ...okay, you're right. Amy's a very realistically written character. The fact that I CAN'T STAND HER myself is evidence that she IS, in fact, very believable. So I guess I'll forgive you for liking Amy best.

    -- another Amy

  8. Amy has many sterling qualities :)

    And I'm really very curious to see how she comes across in this one!

  9. So I had a copy of this from netgalley. Given what you've said about your feelings for Little Women my advice is to be wary. And that's all I'll say about that.

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