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Becoming Jo by Sophie McKenzie

Becoming Jo

Sophie McKenzie

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication date: 4 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781407188157

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: four sisters whose stories are forever imprinted in our hearts. But what if their stories had different endings? Reimagined by bestselling author Sophie McKenzie and told through the eyes of everybody's favourite sister, Becoming Jo proves just how timeless the characters and themes found within Little Women really are.

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
30 Mar 2019

"An update of Little Women is a big hit "

Sophie McKenzie is a brave woman writing an updated version and, although I’m a fan of her sharp YA thrillers, I approached it as the tomboy Jo might a clean dress.

I should have had more faith in a “sister”. This story of extraordinarily different sisters, under the financial cosh, is enormously good fun from first page to last. And it’s not just for Little Women aficionados: my 11-year-old daughter, who has seen the 1994 film, but not read the original 19th-century book, raced through it in a night.