In a first perusal, it felt like a pretty normal classic book where girls' only employment was to stay at home, learn drawing, music, other languages, read books and just wait to be married. While reading it, it had such a nondescript flow and I went through it smoothly. Only after finishing reading it, I realized all the subjects the book touched on. There are so many things in this book, death, poverty, passion, growth. The book captures the journey of how the girls grew to be little women. I feel like I would have stopped reading this book halfway through if not for everything that was happening in their mundane lives. In each chapter, something was happening and I wanted to know how it all turned out.