It's rare that I look forward to a book as much as I did Little Men. It's also the case that I'm rarely as disappointed and frustrated with a book as I was with LIttle Men.
Little Men is set at Plumfield, the school and home for boys that Jo has set up with her new husband, and follows many of the boys (and a couple of girls) that are in their care through various adventures, often with some moral message that comes out through each one. Whilst I found a few of these quite charming I'm afraid that by the end I was actually just feeling quite bored and wishing that things would hurry up. Maybe I was just a bit jaded with Louisa M Alcott, or maybe this is a weak link in the Little Women set?
Jo's Boys is the final book in the set and whilst it's on the "to be read" pile I have to admit that it's moving swiftly down the pile and I'l currently enjoying some much more lighthearted books first.