The exceptional choice: Why some of us still wish it had been Jo and Laurie…

The exceptional choice: Why some of us still wish it had been Jo and Laurie…

Louisa May Alcott chose Friedrich Bhaer for Jo March in Little Women, and for many readers he is the perfect fit – a learned, mature professor who spurs her to write from the heart. Then why do some wish Alcott had written a marriage between Jo and her best friend Laurie instead? Surely it’s got to be more than the fact Christian Bale played Laurie in 1994…I suspect it’s to do with the stories we grew up with and learned to love. Continue reading The exceptional choice: Why some of us still wish it had been Jo and Laurie…