Book Babes: Jo March

Book Babes is our homage to those fictional crushes we all know and love, as well as the obscure or underrated but equally swoonable characters from our favorite books. While some of tour picks are certainly sexy (hey, we’re only human), that’s not a pre-requisite; this series is for the dynamic characters who command our attention and give readers a reason to turn the page.

This post’s babe is . . . . Jo March!

Jo March, from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, is one of the best female protagonists of the 19th century. Considering when in history Little Women was written, Jo is a surprisingly feminist character. She does not adhere to traditional gender roles and embraces her tomboy personality.

Jo also refuses to marry in spite of societal pressure on women to do so.

She craves intellectual stimulation and is more passionate about writing than ring on her finger.

In the end, she defies expectation and chooses to marry for love.

Jo March may have been a little woman, but she had a major impact on what it meant to be one.

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