The Spring Girls
Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.

The Spring Girls Details

TitleThe Spring Girls
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
Rating
GenreFiction, Young Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Retellings

The Spring Girls Review

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    January 1, 1970
    Stand-alone.Release: January 2, 2017Pre-order: | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO |Blurb: The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.T Stand-alone.Release: January 2, 2017Pre-order: | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO |Blurb: The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.
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  • Chris Carroll
    January 1, 1970
    I told myself I was swearing off of Anna Todd books before and yet here I am reviewing yet another one. Why would I stop reading them, you ask? Because they always make me a bit crazy! Why do I keep reading them? Because I can’t stop!Written in the first person, broken into chapters for each sister, this is the story of four sisters. For those of you that have a big family, you know how crazy the family life can be. The author hits the crazy level quickly between the infighting and the protectiv I told myself I was swearing off of Anna Todd books before and yet here I am reviewing yet another one. Why would I stop reading them, you ask? Because they always make me a bit crazy! Why do I keep reading them? Because I can’t stop!Written in the first person, broken into chapters for each sister, this is the story of four sisters. For those of you that have a big family, you know how crazy the family life can be. The author hits the crazy level quickly between the infighting and the protectiveness the sisters have for one another and the rest of the family.Add in the the day-to-day girl drama, boy troubles and loves, deployment, bullying, quirks, and other family issues, and we have Defcon One. Well, not really. But because of the way this author can weave a story along with all of the drama and emotion into something that sucks you in, it can be exhausting to read about every detail in this family.That is also why the way she write works. It’s like a soap opera and if you miss an episode, you are missing a chunk of the big picture.This story is fresh and full of the daily drama that plagues families. Maybe that is why I become consumed and swear I won’t read another book by her. It is also why I lie to myself too! HA* copy received for review considerationFull Review - http://amidlifewife.com/the-spring-gi...
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  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: January 2, 2017 Genre: Modern Retelling of Little WomenIt makes me sad to see the low ratings and reviews for this novel because I thought the book was very well written and interesting to read. Perhaps those who are not looking for an exact replica of Little Women will enjoy this one? I sure did. Anna Todd does a wonderful job at bringing these characters to life. Each one of them are different from the other and I could feel the clashes between them. This never took away from Release Date: January 2, 2017 Genre: Modern Retelling of Little WomenIt makes me sad to see the low ratings and reviews for this novel because I thought the book was very well written and interesting to read. Perhaps those who are not looking for an exact replica of Little Women will enjoy this one? I sure did. Anna Todd does a wonderful job at bringing these characters to life. Each one of them are different from the other and I could feel the clashes between them. This never took away from the feeling of family and togetherness though which made the book seem very realistic. I applaud Anna Todd for her spark and the way she wrote The Spring Girls and I think the story will appeal to many readers.
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  • Maria Sol
    January 1, 1970
    Otro libro que entra en la categoria NO PARA MI!!!No me gusta leer autores de wattpad, no se porque, pero no me gusta...el hecho es que le dí una oportunidad a este libro porque es un retelling de Mujercitas, libro que leí por primera vez en 4to grado de la primaria cuando lo saque de la biblioteca del colegio, y después lo volví a leer muchas veces mas porque es un clásico. Pero....este libro definitivamente no es para mi, no me gustó el estilo de la autora, ni como encaró la historía, ni siqui Otro libro que entra en la categoria NO PARA MI!!!No me gusta leer autores de wattpad, no se porque, pero no me gusta...el hecho es que le dí una oportunidad a este libro porque es un retelling de Mujercitas, libro que leí por primera vez en 4to grado de la primaria cuando lo saque de la biblioteca del colegio, y después lo volví a leer muchas veces mas porque es un clásico. Pero....este libro definitivamente no es para mi, no me gustó el estilo de la autora, ni como encaró la historía, ni siquiera los personajes, me aburri por demás y llegó un momento en que ya no me interesó leer más, llegar al final fue todo un reto! En conclusión, no me gustó, pero como siempre digo esa es solo mi opinión cada uno debe hacer la suya.
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  • Jen Ryland
    January 1, 1970
    While I'm open to the idea of a re-imagining of Little Women, the part of The Spring Girls that I read didn't get me on board with this author's re-intrepretation of these beloved characters. Setting aside.A tiny bit of background: I LOVE Little Women. Okay, the original does have its tedious aspects - the slow pace and the preachy parts - but the heart of story is about four sisters, their relationships with each another, and their journey to womanhood. That part of the story is pure gold. It' While I'm open to the idea of a re-imagining of Little Women, the part of The Spring Girls that I read didn't get me on board with this author's re-intrepretation of these beloved characters. Setting aside.A tiny bit of background: I LOVE Little Women. Okay, the original does have its tedious aspects - the slow pace and the preachy parts - but the heart of story is about four sisters, their relationships with each another, and their journey to womanhood. That part of the story is pure gold. It's such a female-centered story, and a wonderful coming of age story, and an amazing sister story all in one. I've read the book multiple times, seen all the movies (well, 1933, 1949 and 1994) and read and enjoyed March by Geraldine Brooks, which is a sort-of retelling of the story from Mr. March's point of view.I stopped reading The Spring Girls because I felt that it completely misunderstood Meg, Marmee, and Amy (at least in the part that I read.) Meg was described as the "princess" of the Spring family, a basic, big-breasted seductress (the size of her chest is mentioned more than once) who wears lacy panties and worked at Sephora and sleeps with a lot of boys. Meanwhile, Amy is a bland little innocent thing, just tagging along with her sisters. Just taking up space.What? In the original, Meg is prissy and perfect. She's the one who follows all the rules and looks down on those who don't - like her rebellious sister Jo. It's true that she's materialistic - I think she believes that if she's perfect, she'll get the reward of a rich husband - but she has self-awareness about her own materialism. Meanwhile, Amy is far from bland or innocent and she plays an important part in the story. She's the spoiled princess of the family - the youngest child who throws tantrums, the vain one who is obsessed with her nose, the the spiteful one who burns Jo's manuscript. Yes, she redeems herself in the end, but she's a huge brat for much of the story. Why does Amy get zero personality in this story?In the chapters of The Spring Girls that I read, Jo showed a bit of promise as a high school newspaper reporter with a potty mouth. Marmee's narration (she's called Meredith here which seemed really weird. Can't she be Maggie or Greta or even Marge lol?) also felt all wrong in the part I read - in the original, Marmee comes off as Meg 1.0 but then (spoiler alert) we find out that she's actually a lot like Jo, a woman who feels that she must control her "unwomanly" temper to be a proper lady and a role model to her daughters. While I love the idea of an LGBT element in a LW retelling, I didn't get to that part.I'd love to see my beloved Little Women re-imagined thoughtfully and well- its ideas of womanhood are woefully out of date - but I just don't think this retelling is for me.Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com or check out my Bookstagram!
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  • The Library Lady
    January 1, 1970
    A simple summary of the plot of what Todd thinks is "Little Women 2017."Marmee is a lush, Meg is a slut trying to marry John "Mr West Point" Brooke and forget her former boyfriend, Beth is agoraphobic except when she's heading to Disney World with the family and Amy is a cipher. Father is Regular Army, and comes home with major injuries and PTSD. And here we go again with someone from Team Jo and Laurie. Laurie is a white blond bore, Jo whines because she wants to leave home and be a journalist, A simple summary of the plot of what Todd thinks is "Little Women 2017."Marmee is a lush, Meg is a slut trying to marry John "Mr West Point" Brooke and forget her former boyfriend, Beth is agoraphobic except when she's heading to Disney World with the family and Amy is a cipher. Father is Regular Army, and comes home with major injuries and PTSD. And here we go again with someone from Team Jo and Laurie. Laurie is a white blond bore, Jo whines because she wants to leave home and be a journalist, and this ends with them admitting their love and sleeping together.The End.Thank god I read it as a ARC digitally and don't have to feel sad any trees died to print this crap.And why is there no "ZERO STARS" category on Good Reads?
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  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    To be reviewed at Fresh Fiction!
  • Francesca Tripiedi
    January 1, 1970
    Well, obviously this is not a review, since the novel hasn't been published yet. Let's say it is an emotional outburst. I am incredulous. I cannot believe Anna Todd really had the nerve of meddling with Little Women. Wasn't it enough for her to abuse Pride and Prejudice in her other novels? What's her plan, to debase the entire Western Literature?
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest reviewLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott has been always one of my favorite reads. This classic gem was one unforgettable read that showcased strength, resiliency, family, love, and all the feels. It will always be remembered as the book that made me fall in love with Meg, Beth, Amy and Jo March. And so when I heard Anna Todd was doing a modern retelling of the book, titled The Spring Girls, I knew I had to get my hands on this book. Though Alc ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest reviewLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott has been always one of my favorite reads. This classic gem was one unforgettable read that showcased strength, resiliency, family, love, and all the feels. It will always be remembered as the book that made me fall in love with Meg, Beth, Amy and Jo March. And so when I heard Anna Todd was doing a modern retelling of the book, titled The Spring Girls, I knew I had to get my hands on this book. Though Alcott’s version will always be a literary classic gem, Anna Todd did a marvelous job in putting in her own spin to the story. Todd’s style of writing brings forth a new flare to the characters as she brought life to one of my all time favorite characters, Jo. And for Todd to give Jo and her sisters a voice, this book took on a life of its own as it showcased and emphasized the bond of sisterhood, independence and acceptance. So if you are a Little Women fan, this book might resonate to you on a different level as it is given a new modern fresh perspective. Anna Todd
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  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    January 1, 1970
    This is a modern day version of Little Women that was like looking into the window of a home I was walking by and zooming in on a snapshot of the family’s daily life. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the Spring Girls, they live with their mum Meredith who is doing her best to raise them in their father’s absence overseas serving in the military. They live on an Army base and move around every few years or so and money is tight for them.The story is set in today’s world but at times often felt like it w This is a modern day version of Little Women that was like looking into the window of a home I was walking by and zooming in on a snapshot of the family’s daily life. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the Spring Girls, they live with their mum Meredith who is doing her best to raise them in their father’s absence overseas serving in the military. They live on an Army base and move around every few years or so and money is tight for them.The story is set in today’s world but at times often felt like it was more like the earlier setting as they lived quite a simple, non-materialistic life. The girls were sharing bedrooms, sometimes beds, they borrowed each other’s clothes and Meg has dreams for her future that seem quite outdated.Meg is the eldest and has dreams of marrying a military man and having a family. She is beautiful and attracts a lot of attention. Not always good though, over the years she has had issues with boys taking advantage of her and other girls being jealous of her. Having her private life splashed across social media was one of the most difficult things she has had to endure so each move the family makes to a new base is a bit of a blessing for her. The opportunity to start fresh can have it’s positive side.Beth is quite shy and very much a homebody. She loves to bake and take care of things at home. She is home schooled and finds socialising / making friends very difficult. She is very much the care giver in the Spring house and steps up when Meredith is feeling overwhelmed.Jo has dreams of getting away from the family home as soon as she graduates high school. She wants to move to New York and be a journalist for her favourite magazine. She is very well read and has strong opinions on issues going on in the world and can often be found with her nose in a book. She is quite a striking looking young woman but is completely unaware of it, she loathes how much girls worry about how they look and prefers a more natural, casual look.Amy is the baby of the family at 12 years old. She is rumbunctious and loves to get involved in all of her sister’s business. She hates to miss out and is not backwards in coming forward. She is impatient to grow up and be more like her older sisters.We follow each sister as they navigate their way through friendships, romance, love and heartache. They may not always see eye to eye but the bond between them is unbreakable. ‘Never, ever, let anyone take your strength, girls. Don’t let anyone make you feel less than whole, and if they try, show them who you are.’ – Meredith Spring (Mum).
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