The story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end.
Little Women warmed the hearts of all readers through pretty Meg's revelations ,Jo's literary struggles ,Beth's tragedy and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance .
Yet this heart wrenching sequel, Jo's Boys is the perfect answer to most readers question :
What happened next ?
The "original Plums "reunite ,as well as Daisy , Demi and Josie ; Meg's children , Robert and Teddy ;Jo's children , and Amy's child ,Bess . A prosperous family creating their dream ,through the legacy of Laurence College ,bequeathed by the girls childhood friend and Amy's husbands deceased grandfather ,and through the happiness of sending learned youth into the world , both in study and in soul.Mixtures of misery and romance twist the story ,especially with "sin stained Dans" adoration of "snow white Bess".At the end ,full of happy marriages and shining careers ,to use a quotation from the story
,"let the music stop ,the lights die out ,and the curtain fall forever on the March family .