Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott

Eight Cousins

By Louisa May Alcott

  • Release Date: 1875-01-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships in Young Adult Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 338 Ratings


This is the story of Rose, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier, cured of many of her fears and prejudices. She also makes friends with Phebe, her aunts’ maid of her own age, whose cheerful attitude in the face of poverty helps to illustrate to Rose her own good fortune.


  • Wonderful!

    By Hollyolly9192
    This and it's sequel, "Rose in bloom," are my favorite Louisa May Alcott books! Definitely neatly worth reading if you are a fan of this sort of literature!
  • Eight Cousins

    By thebeautyoflife27
    This book was truly beautiful, and life inspiring. It taught me that no matter how wrong your life may be going, there will always be a brighter way out. And I fell in love with Rose's character, as it is very similar to mine. It was quite humorous at times, and some twists at the end made it all the better. One of the best stories I've read in my life. So, you should read it too : ).
  • Eight cousins

    By It-Ir-Brit
    A classic I keep coming back to again and again 😍
  • Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

    By Pitty Pat Gamer
    Growing up I loved two of her books Little Women & Little Men. Little Men inspired me to be a hopefully kind teacher. I would not have known about Eight Cousins if it weren't for Good Reads. This book is about love and freedom to choose. It is a good book and a quick read.
  • Eight Cousins

    By Mamaleoni70
    Great book for a wide range of readers. A real feel-good book. It makes a great read aloud, too.
  • An excellent story

    By CoraArt
    This is a wonderful book. It is sure to make you laugh at the antics of the seven boys a the trouble they are able to get themselves in. It is a good book to read for both sexes.