Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: O

An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Book Description:
When Polly Milton goes to Stay with the wealthy Shaw family in the big city, she feels like a plain country girl, compared with the fashionable Fanny Shaw. Fanny is embarrassed by Polly's old-fashioned ways and doesn't understand her lack of interest in clothes and parties. Only Tom, Fanny's brother, accepts Polly as she is. He helps her overcome her envy of Fanny's glittering life and encourages her to cultivate her own fine qualities.

Years later, Polly is living in the city, earning her living by giving music lessons. Then she discovers that Tom has been expelled from college and is in debt. What can a poor old-fashioned girl do to help a once-rich friend regain his fortune?

For generations readers have sympathized with Polly Milton's struggle to be herself, a goal as timely today as it was when An Old-Fashioned Girl first appeared.

My thoughts:
I know I read this when I was younger, but I honestly don't remember much about it. I know I must have liked it, because I bought it. I guess it is time for a re-read!


  1. LOL, I'm going to read this for the Shelf Discovery challenge hosted by Booking Mama. I know I read it as kid too, but I don't remember the details.

  2. I must have read it too but don't remember it either. LOL!

  3. I know that I read it, too, and it sounds vaguely is definitely time to reread it!

    But I don't think I'll have time to get to all the books I want to read!! LOL

    My O book is here:

  4. This sounds like an enjoyable read. I may have to add it to my list.

  5. I've read a few of her books other than Little Women. I'll have to check this one out. I would have to choose One flew over the Cuckoo's nest" or The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.

  6. I have not read this one and will have to remedy that soon.

  7. This one is new to me, sounds good!

    Thanks for playing!

  8. Have not read this one, but I love Louisa May. Thanks for playing

  9. I'm with you on this one...I can't remember if I've read it or not. I think I have......
    Here's my O book if you want to take a peek

  10. I've never read that book. Sounds interesting. I like your blog & am now following you.



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