I first read the abridged version of Little Women when I was about 10 years [6 years earlier]. Since then I have read the unabridged version as well as the sequels. If there is any book that is timeless, truly inspiring and enjoyable, it is this.
The tale of the four sisters is truly touching, more so in Good Wives, where the author shows how life is not all plain sailing, and how even the best of us must struggle to overcome our sorrows and see the best in life. The characters are beautifully portrayed, probably and no other character shall I ever find who will delight me like Jo March.
Louisa May Alcott's books deserve to be spread far and wide and this site is a wonderful way to get most of her works.