Friday, February 25, 2022

Great or NothingGreat or Nothing by Joy McCullough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Y'all, retellings of classic can be tricky territory. As a reader, I try to judge books in this genre on its own merits, while also keeping the source material in mind. For this, it's a retelling of Little Women during World War II. What's unique and adds so much to the voice of this one and really connects to the original is that each of the four March sisters are written by a different author. I also appreciated that this really centered the different roles that women played in the war and how had the March sisters been in this time where they would have fit in. This both held the spirit of the March sisters/Little Women, while also writing a piece that centered four women navigating love, family, friendship and wartimes together and apart. Thanks to NetGalley for the early look at this gem!

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