Jo's Boys - Louisa May Alcott

As much as I loved Little Women, you would think that I would have found the ongoing saga of the March family more entertaining than I actually did.

This book takes place about ten years after Little Men, as the boys at Plumfield School are heading off to college or out into the world. I found the book far more preachy than either of the previous volumes, with a great deal of moralizing issued from the mouth of the once irrepressible Josephine; perhaps Alcott was trying to mellow Jo with age? Hard to say.

Anyway, the boys all wind up with the right sweethearts and everything comes out just fine (if a little rushed at the end) ... but this book just lacked the charm of the first book about the March girls. While I've read "Little Women" several times, I don't think I'll be revisiting either of the sequels.