Finished Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo. This is part of my “Read My Bought Books” personal challenge.
Summary (from Goodreads):
“Little Women with a twist: four sisters from a blended family experience the challenges and triumphs of life in NYC in this beautiful full-color graphic novel perfect for fans of Roller Girl and Smile.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are having a really tough year: with their father serving in the military overseas, they must work overtime to make ends meet…and each girl is struggling in her own way. Whether it’s school woes, health issues, boy troubles, or simply feeling lost, the March sisters all need the same thing: support from each other. Only by coming together–and sharing lots of laughs and tears–will these four young women find the courage to discover who they truly are as individuals…and as a family.
Meg is the eldest March, and she has a taste for the finer things in life. She dreams of marrying rich, enjoying fabulous clothes and parties, and leaving her five-floor walk-up apartment behind.
Jo pushes her siblings to be true to themselves, yet feels like no one will accept her for who she truly is. Her passion for writing gives her an outlet to feel worthy in the eyes of her friends and family.
Beth is the shy sister with a voice begging to be heard. But with a guitar in hand, she finds a courage that inspires her siblings to seize the day and not take life for granted.
Amy may be the baby of the family, but she has the biggest personality. Though she loves to fight with her sisters, her tough exterior protects a vulnerable heart that worries about her family’s future.”
This is an updated version of Little Women and faithful to the original but there are several changes (some of them major). That said, I absolutely love every single one. I can see how it would be polarizing, but I’m absolutely in favor of everything that’s different.
Like the new movie (the Greta Gerwig one), it focuses on all the sisters and makes Amy look much better than she does in the original book. But just like how I loved Amy more in that movie, I love Meg more in this book. Jo is just as amazing as she usually is and, best of all, Beth is a real person and not a literal saint.
So basically yes, I love everything about this version. Highly recommended.