Classics?! No thankyou. I was hesitant reading these books. Literally ‘crawl under bed and peek out only until I’m sure they’ve grown legs and ran away from my desk’ hesitant.
BUT. Remember my ill-fated goals made at the start of year? Well, I think they may not be that ill-fated after all. Because, I really, really enjoyed them.
No, I did.
This book didn’t surprise me when I loved it to pieces I had read this when I was 9 or 10 and ADORED it. So I had to pick it up and give it a reread.
In case you guys haven’t heard of it, I’ll fill you in on the details, and if you guys have heard of it, I’ll fill you in on them anyway because I’m that nice 🙂
It starts off with the misadventures of four sisters. Beth, the musical one (oh yeah). Three words: she’s adorably sweet.
Amy. I like her maybe because she isn’t as perfect as Beth, and her attempts at putting on airs and graces are funny 😄 AND HER NOSE. Gods, such fretting.
Nobody cares about your nose, Amy. That doesn’t mean it’s gonna stop me from loving you though, fret not.
Meg – she was a nice elder sister, so responsible (ha!) but trying to fit in. I’m sort of neutral about her. While she was a great character, nothing really stood out about her, she didn’t have that defining moment that made me love her to pieces (Apart from her ill-fated attempt to make jelly. The jelly. Just. Wouldn’t. Jell.)
OOH. And then there’s Jo. Obviously my fave as I left her for last 😄
Because a) She’s a writer. She wants to get published. b) She has a hot temper. c) She’s quirky and lively and freakishly awesome in every way.
She fulfills her duty of sewing and giving her hand in the household chores, and yet she stand out so freaking much from the girls of that time. She manages to make herself different. I love her. I love her flaws, I love it how Louisa May Alcott makes her a believable character.
(The only problem? I LIKE LAURIE. She should have chosen Laurie and no one else but maybe that’s just my biased fangirl self speaking.)
So this book was about a farm of animals who decided to rebel against their evil farmer who’s neglecting them. They kick out the farmer and set up their farm with a government and everything. Everything seems perfect and like a happily ever after – nothing could go wrong right?
There’s always going to be usurpers of power. Someone to exploit the weak…I shouldn’t spoil it on second thoughts.
Animal Farm was super short. I literally sat down, got immersed in the book and finished it in one sitting.
Because this book was mostly metaphorical, I liked it. I like metaphors and secrets (LIKE VFD ON A COMPLETELY RANDOM NOTE. Sigh.). But I like this book because it was deep, and because it showed the world as it really was. How things worked, and how there was no sugarcoating.
Also, since we were reading about Stalin at school coincidentally when we started this book I was at an advantage. Totally acing this subject B)
I wouldn’t say flawed here. It’s nothing more than the fact that the even though the theme was explained beautifully, the book wasn’t…intense…enough as a few of my other five-star reads.
Horses, horses, horses.
.,..at this point I think you guys should know that I love horses. (Okay. I feel like I’ve professed my love for a lot of things throughout this post.)
Thinking this was a classic I thought I’d find pages and pages of description and a very slow moving plot.
I was wrong.
Black Beauty was fast-paced, bittersweet and sad, and left me feeling like murdering carriage drivers from the Victorian era. The writing was lovely.
Horses are kickass and awesome and nobody says otherwise (ooh. ANOTHER LOVE. DISNEY TANGLED <3)