Google+ Reading Teen: Meet Janeth

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Janeth

I am a mother and grandmother who has had a love of reading all my life. This is illustrated by my mother telling me to "put that book down and go outside" when I was growing up. I was raised on a farm in the middle of central Illinois and my window to the world beyond was books. My tendency is to find an author I like and read everything they've written. It has been interesting to look at books with teens/young adults in mind.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and live near St. Louis, Mo. We have 2 grown children and 3 growing grandchildren.

Janeth recently re-read Little Women, a one of her favorites from childhood.  Here's what she had to say about it now.

The story follows the lives of 4 sisters as they grow up in New England.  The story begins during the Civil War and tells of the hardships and joys the girls experience in their everyday lives.  The book covers a period of about 14 years so the characters grow from childhood to grown women with husbands and children of their own.

I read this book as a young person and fell in love with the Little Women. I wanted to be one of these sisters. The girls in this book feel like real people with strengths and weaknesses, joys and sorrows, likes and dislikes. Having just read the book again, I still loved it. However, it is written in a very old style and the author has a clear point of view that she tries to get across. A lot is said about being "good" in the way they live. There are clear cut roles for wives and husbands. I'm not sure how relevant young women of today would find it. 


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