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Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott

I picked this book up for a Louisa May Alcott challenge, checked it off my list in a week, and decided to review it- just for the fun of things. But- and for those of you who’ve done this, you’ll now what I mean- I’m in the midst of a CC practicum(teen helper for GeoDraw!), so I won’t give this review the same attention or length a faithful blogger should. (:


Fun read. Folded between the covers, a reader might find relatable, likable characters, an intriguing setting(the 1800’s), and memorable scenes. I laughed at Mac’s shenanigans, felt devastated(or something like that!) after *Spoilers* Charlie died; just when I was starting to really like him, too!*End of Spoilers*, and the list goes on.   

But, coming from the author of Little Women and Little Men, Civil War nurse, and a brilliant writer, I suppose I was hoping for a little more. I guessed who Rose would marry and even one death a few pages before it happened. That’s not terrible, it’s just not outstanding. So, though while in my opinion Rose in Bloom is better than the book it follows, Eight Cousins, it simply earned a good rating. Nothing too much more.
Favorite Character: Mac

Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

Have you read Rose in Bloom? If so, what did you think; am I the only one left a tad disappointed?


“Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”- from Rose in Bloom

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