I've never read Little Women (though I've read other retellings of it) so I wasn't sure I would be invested in this story--but it absolutely surprised me and I LOVED it! I also was a little hesitant, because I've read another book by Bethany C. Morrow that didn't quite work for me, but I really did love this one. It was such a beautiful story of sisterhood and family, and it's always wonderful to see historical fiction that isn't centered on white cishet experiences.
This is definitely a character-driven novel, and I adored each one of the March sisters. I felt like I got to know Jo the best, but each character really sung. I also really loved that this book added more diversity: the March family is Black and Jo is coded as asexual.
I highly recommend this one, even if you're not a Little Women fan! As a teen services librarian, I'll definitely be making this one of my go-to recommendations for historical teen fiction.