This book is about Louisa May Alcott, the authoress of Little Women. It tells the story of her life: the poverty, the shortness of food, and the more pleasant times. The story would remind most of Little Women because Little Women is based on Miss Alcott's real life as a child. This book told, in a way appropriate for children, about the life of a "young lady" that needs to work to support her family. I liked this book because it told only about the parts of her life that someone would find interesting. It didn't tell about the events of her life in a way that you know what time she went to bed on November 30th, but it didn't only tell you about big events; there were some details. It tells a story that is true without sounding like just a bunch of facts.
This is one of my favorite Newberys.
Rating: ***** (my new second-favorite)