The thing I find interesting about this book so far is when the main character Jo falls in love with a young boy named Laurence (Laurie). At the new years eve party they spend the night together and dance, then his tutor falls in love with Jo's sister Margaret. When John (Laurence's tutor) proposes to Margaret, she says yes. But when Laurie proposes to Jo, she says no and moves to New York to adventure the world. She returns home to her sisters death bed as she is recovering from Scarlet Fever, and also to finds that her one true love was now married to he older sister Amy, and thinks she will never find anyone ever again.