Monday, April 13, 2015
Little Women Read-Along: Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace (Ch. 21)
Really, you don't have to read this chapter at all -- you can just read the title, and you know what happens. That naughty Laurie, teasing Meg in such a personal way. I wish I knew what Marmee said to him, don't you?
And good for Jo, "handling" both Laurie and Mr. Laurence just the right way. Laurie wants to be allowed to grow up, and Mr. Laurence is afraid of losing him, and Jo somehow manages to placate and reassure both of them.
Possible Discussion Questions:
Any idea what Jo is referring to when she says, "'Prunes and prisms' are my doom, and I may as well make up my mind to it" (p. 190)?