Review of The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
Lets just first off by saying that this cover is absolutely stunning and goes perfectly with the title of the book. The moment I saw the cover I thought to myself that this book would look beautiful sitting on a bookshelf. As I looked more closely at the cover I saw that it was a modern-day retelling of Little Women. I was very intrigued to see what Todd would do with my beloved characters of Little Women.
Let me first off by saying that this is a VERY modern take on Little Women. I am talking Laurie has a man bun modern. There is no hint of the past in this book. I was however very thankful to see each character represented. Sometimes in modern retellings, the main characters are removed to move the story along more quickly. I was glad that in this version Jo still loved to write, Meg still wants to get married and have a family, Amy still wants the best things out of life, and Beth is still introverted.
Unfortunately, this book did not hit the mark for me. The sweetness that Alcott wrote into her characters was completely gone in this retelling. The Spring girls did not support each other or love one another in the same way as the March family did. It felt like every modern day trope that affects girls in the twenty first century was added to make drama in this book. For the length of the book I thought that I would see some growth in the characters, but instead, Todd focuses on the younger years of the Spring sisters which left a bit to much high school drama for my taste.
Overall rating 2/5 Stars
Thank you to Gallery Books for generously supplying me with a review copy of The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
Paperback: 416 pages
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Gallery Books