i must admit i loved the 1994 film adaptation. decided to read the book. although, i did not mind the book, i still like the film adaptation. the second part of the book was a bore and less adventurous as the first one. in the first part, the girls had many dreams and adventures and enjoyed their lives. in the second part, they were restrained to keep their eyes on the prize of marrying, serving their husbands and keeping a home. sadly, that was the reflection of the alcott's society and era. however, it is mostly irrelevant to our present day culture. therefore, unless you are reading for your research on the treatment of women in the nineteenth century america, you might find the second part of the book boring also.