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The Spring girls, Anna Todd

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The Spring girls
Title
The Spring girls
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Anna Todd
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Language
eng
Summary
In the remix tradition of the cult favourite movie Clueless and Curtis Sittenfeld's Eligible comes a modern retelling of the beloved story of the March sisters, delivered with Anna Todd's signature style. With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls is the perfect chance for listeners to revisit Little Women or discover this cherished story for the first time
Review
  • An in-demand new adult author retells a beloved classic. Todd (After, 2014) sets Little Women on Fort Cyprus, a military base near New Orleans. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy eagerly await news of their father, stationed overseas, while their mother, Meredith, quietly falls apart. Meanwhile, Meg’s romantic troubles hinder her goal of being an officer’s wife, Jo won’t let romance get in the way of her goal of writing for Vice, Beth quietly keeps house while fighting anxiety, and Amy is basically a brat. Todd includes modern touches—Meg’s leaked nude selfies, Laurie’s man-bun—and focuses the story on the girls’ romantic conflicts as each ponders what kind of woman she wants to be. An admirable concept, but the writing style, perhaps meant to reflect the high drama of the adolescent mind, makes it difficult to grasp details of the Springs’ life and relationships with each other and their neighbors. This effort may not win Todd new readers, but her legion of loyal fans, who have followed her from her fanfiction days on the self-publishing platform, Wattpad, will be thrilled. -- Maguire, Susan (Reviewed 12/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 8, p87)
  • Todd’s contemporary update of Little Women is an entertaining take on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved original. Meredith Spring lives on the Fort Cyprus military base in New Orleans with her four daughters: 19-year-old Meg, who dreams of marrying an army officer and escaping her less-than-glitzy home life; homeschooled Beth, who does her best to help her mother run the household; the passionate 16-year-old Jo, who has no interest in marriage and longs to travel the world and write searing pieces on social justice; and sweet-natured 12-year-old Amy, who looks to her sisters to shape the woman she will become. Their father, Frank, an army officer, is overseas for a year in Mosul, and a distinct pall hangs over the home as they worry for his safety; the girls are also concerned their mother may be falling apart under the strain of his absence. Told in alternating chapters by Meg, Jo, Beth, and Meredith, this enjoyable novel explores the bonds of sisterhood, first love, and teenage angst, and while it echoes Alcott’s novel, it provides a refreshing 21st-century update. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/11/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 50, p)
  • Fans of Wattpad online publishing phenomenon Todd will recognize the angsty teen and new adult drama in this "modern day retelling of Little Women," although Louisa May Alcott fans may not recognize much of their beloved classic. Set on an Army base outside of New Orleans, the story opens at Christmas with the four Spring sisters home with their depressed mother, Meredith, while father Frank fights in Iraq. Meredith and her three older daughters narrate in turn: sexy Meg, the oldest; unromantic Jo; and Beth, the shy homebody. Handsome Laurie next door falls quickly for smart-mouthed Jo, who is more focused on reporting current events for the school newspaper than on romance. Scandal, dating, and love triangles dominate the plot; however, other crises are related in the same gossipy, girlfriend-to-girlfriend style. VERDICT Leaving room for at least one sequel, this contemporary retelling of Little Women in fan-fiction style by the author of the popular "After" series may spark new interest in the old classic (the author's own declared favorite as a girl). --Laurie Cavanaugh (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 1, p93)
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10620621
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Todd, Anna
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Coming of age
  • Sisters
  • Families
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a modern-day retelling of Little Women
Label
The Spring girls, Anna Todd
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Publication
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Includes discussion questions
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000061321809
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781501130717
Lccn
2017297297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963873
Label
The Spring girls, Anna Todd
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061321809
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781501130717
Lccn
2017297297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963873

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