This book is absolutely charming. It features excerpts from the girlhood diary of Louisa May Alcott, the famous author of "Little Women." It shows her struggle to control her girlish temper and her desire to help provide for her family. Included inbetween the diary entries are explanatory vignettes of different things to which Louisa May Alcott references, such as "Pilgrim's Progess" and a sample conversation between her and her teacher, Mr. Lane. Furthermore, we are provided with a brief symopsis of her family at the beginning. And then at the end we are given some biographical information about Louisa May Alcott as well, which was especially informative I thought. As even though I have read "Invincible Louisa", I learned things about her from this book that I didn't know before. Such as that she was the first lady in Concord to register to vote. Go Louisa! Included also are several pictures of her family and other historical places of import both in her diary and in her life. Some of the ideas to which the Alcott's subscribed are explained as well. All in all, it is an exceptional book. A delight for both adults who recall reading "Little Women" when they were young and for young girls who are beginning to discover the magic of "Little Women."