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Book Review: Eight Cousins

Eight Cousins

Eight Cousins

written by Louisa May Alcott

286 pages




A charming, darling book... just as any of Louisa May Alcott's works.

The story centers on a young girl named Rose and she is an orphan. (Don't we all love reading orphan stories?) She is sent to live on the Aunt-hill---that is, a place where her aunts live in houses all clustered together, on a hill. It certainly is a wonderful place. Rose has 7 cousins to play with---all of them are loud, merry, rambunctious boys. There is Archie, Charlie, Mac, Steve, Geordie, Will, and Jamie. Although it seems like a lot of characters to keep up with, you'll know each boy's own habits & personality by the end of the book. Rose immediately joins in their adventurous schemes---whether her aunts approve or not.

Her main care-taker is Uncle Alec, a man who reminds Rose immensely of her own father. He's a on a mission to get rid of all the aunts' advice about Rose taking daily medicines, and wearing those silly, fancy clothes. Because of Uncle Alec, and his well wishes for Rose, her life takes a turn... You'll have to read this lovely story to find out how it all happens.

I truly enjoyed "Eight Cousins"---it's a classic piece of writing. It certainly has that timeless appeal of vintage literary treasure. I did read the actual book, but if anyone is interested in listening to the audio instead, you can find a free download here >>

Recommended for all ages (10 & up). I loved every bit of "Eight Cousins" and look on with full expectancy for the sequel, "Rose in Bloom".

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  1. Looks like a good book to read. I didn't know that Louisa May Alcott wrote that.

    -Hannah Rebekah

  2. I remember reading this - I loved it too! I can't recall if I've seen the sequel or not though... Might have to check that out. :)

  3. It seems like I just heard about this book (and "Rose In Bloom") the other day, but I can't remember where!

    Thanks for joining! As always, I enjoyed reading your review:-)