Just as with The Authenticity Project, Stephanie Affinito also suggested Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet and then gifted me with a copy. (She tried to gift me with a copy of The Authenticity Project, but I purchased my own immediately upon her recommendation and didn't give her the chance! LOL).
My favorite character was Jo, as I'm sure it was supposed to be. The novel is about a woman with three girls that she named after Little Women characters. She then created a living book experience, much like the living history experiences around the country, only hers centered on Little Women. Belitted Women Jo hated being Little Women Jo, and we get to watch as she finally grows into her true self.
It's definitely a YA coming of age book, but one that I found really interesting. It brought back memories of trying to be my own person - specifically not my parents - only to eventually learn that I didn't have to throw away everything to be me. And now? I'm probably more like them than my teenage self would care to realize!
If you enjoyed Little Women and are willing to delve into a YA RomCom type book, I would recommend it. It's fun and sweet and might just be revealing!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
Follow the Blog Using the RSS Feed link below: