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//~ Because, while life is not fair, it is logical…///
Name: Jo and Laurie
Author: Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl
Genre: Classic Retelling, Romance, Drama
Rating: 3.8/5

Jo and Laurie is a modern retelling of a beloved Classic, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It tells the story of Josephine (Jo) March and Theodore Lawrence (Laurie). It is not a love story of a rich guy and poor girl trope. It is a story of a girl who refuses to settle into the normal standards of the society. And a guy who wishes nothing but the best for her. 

It has been four years since the plot of Little Women ended. Jo March has become a bestseller author after her debut novel became a hit. Now, her editor wants her to write a sequel to the Little Women. But the sequel that Jo wants to write and what her readers demand are drastically different. When Jo wants her protagonist to be an adventurer, an independent personality, her readers wants her protagonist to fall in love and get married. This conflict leads her to fall in a writing slump. To help her write, her best friend, Laurie takes her on a trip to New York. Laurie wants this trip to be a beginning of their relationship, but how will he convince Jo's stubborn and independent personality of his love?

It been years since I have had read Little women, I haven't read Good Wives, so I didn't know that Jo and Laurie did not end up together. But I knew that Laurie ended up marrying Amy instead of Jo, this fact really did disappoint me, because the chemistry between Jo and Laurie was so amazing.

Louisa May Alcott has written a character too ahead of her time. Jo's character is so amazing, I cannot help but admire her, for her personality, for her dreams, for her aspirations and for who she is. Laurie on the other hand is an amazing character as well. He is supportive and so much caring for Jo throughout the book. Melissa De la Cruz and Margaret Stohl has done an amazing job in bringing the characters of Little Women back to life and writing a story that finally gave a closure to the reader's desire.