5/5 – Big Women

Louisa May Alcott is well-known for her timeless novel, Little Women, a coming-of-age

novel about three women who, for some reason, complain about being women. Sure, that one was a bestseller, but in my humble opinion Alcott’s lesser known sequel Big Women is the novel that is truly worth reading. Big Women follows the sisters as they survive scarlet fever, grow a solid 10 inches, and assemble a championship basketball team consisting of a couple of rabbits, a duck, a small yellow bird, and basketball hall-of-famer LeBron James. It’s an action-packed tale of perseverance, teamwork, and—most importantly—aliens. So next time you find yourself in a Barnes & Noble, pick up this exciting novel. It will not disappoint.

—R. Howard