I've re-read Little Women many times over the years, but had never read any of the sequels. This is the first of two, following Jo March, now Josephine Bhaer, with her school at Plumfield.
Honestly, I found the book a little preachy (which was not the case with its predecessor). I try to take classics in perspective with the time in which they were published, but I just did not love this book's tone.
Now, to be fair, there were some emotional moments, such as (view spoiler) and the effect it had on the school and family ... but I could only give this book four stars instead of the five I had hoped for.
Those who enjoy Alcott's other work should add this to their shelves nevertheless.