Great or Nothing: A Great Little Women Retelling

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are back in another Little Women retelling, this time during World War II. Meg is still in Massachusetts working as a teacher at Concord High School, Jo is working in an airplane factory in Connecticut, and Amy has lied her way into the Red Cross where she's working in Londona … Continue reading Great or Nothing: A Great Little Women Retelling

Revising Little Women: “Jo & Laurie” by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is one of my truest book loves. This is not a surprise to anyone, if you'll recall my January post about my visit to Orchard House: "A (Cold, Broke) Boston Girl’s Guide to “Little Women”. Side bar: I'm always happy to discuss Little Women (or any other Alcott works!) just drop … Continue reading Revising Little Women: “Jo & Laurie” by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

Let’s Talk Time!

I finally read A Wrinkle in Time after I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago. Confession time: I couldn’t finish it in middle school and was highly disillusioned about it, I don’t think I would have picked this book up again if it weren’t for the masterfully done movie adaptation starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindi Kaling. That being said, I know exactly why I didn’t like this book at 12, I lack the patience I do now (not that I’m super patient) and I was being made to read it by a teacher and sometimes I bucked authority. Even now Madeline L’Engle’s writing style doesn’t work the best for me; that being said, I appreciated this book for what it does with a female main character and science fiction, and even more so I appreciate the movie for how it accomplishes the same things as the book with a phenomenal set of diverse characters.

After having watched the book and read the movie I want to chat about the adaptation and my thoughts about the changes that were and weren’t made and the effects of the adaptation!