Not a favorite chapter for me. Amy's my least-favorite of the March sisters, and I get annoyed with her wanting so much to "fit in" that she spends money her family can ill afford on something that sounds so gross as pickled limes. Now, fresh limes -- those are awesome. But pickled... hmm. Must be an acquired taste.
And yes, I know we all desire to fit in at some point. And we all do some dumb things to fit in. But when she was fussing about not being able to pay back the ones she'd had from her friends, Miss Amy conveniently forgot to mention that limes had been forbidden by her teacher. So I really don't feel sorry for her for getting into trouble.
Anyway, I love that they hold "an indignation meeting" (p. 63) when she gets home. Love the idea of an Indignation Meeting, don't you?
Just before school closed, Jo appeared, wearing a grim expression as she stalked up to the desk, and delivered a letter from her mother, then collected Amy's property, and departed, carefully scraping the mud from her boots on the door mat, as if she shook the dust of the place off her feet (p. 63).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Do you have a least-favorite March sister? If so, who is it?