A Little in Love
Summary:Paris, 1832. A street-girl takes a bullet, clutching a love note to her heart. What is Eponine’s story?
As a young child Eponine never knew kindness, except once from her family’s kitchen slave, Cosette. When at sixteen the girls’ paths cross again and their circumstances are reversed, Eponine must decide what that friendship is worth, even though they’ve both fallen for the same boy. In the end, Eponine will sacrifice everything to keep true love alive.
And perhaps I live too and always will, for love is the strongest thing of all—and love never dies, never dies.
A Little in Love is a retelling of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables from the perspective of Eponine. The result is an emotional and beautifully written novel that will stay with you long after you finish it.
In Les Misérables – both the original book and the musical – Eponine’s story is relatively simple and overlooked. A Little in Love adds so much depth and emotion to Eponine’s story – all leading up to her tragic sacrifice.
Eponine is such a complex character. She is a victim of poverty, abuse, and unrequited love – yet, despite all this she still believes in the power of love and kindness.
I will give. Yes, I had to steal but I would try—try really hard—to give as well. With each bad thing, I’d do a good one, because that might, just might, make it all better. I’d be kind more than I’d be cruel.
The romance between Eponine and Marius is, as expected, heartbreaking and bittersweet. You can’t help but sympathize for Eponine as she watches Marius reject her affections and fall in love with Cosette instead.
Love. Redemption. Friendship. This is Eponine’s story, and it’s not something you want to miss.
Because such things don’t matter! Not to me. Pearls? Satin? They’re worthless in the end. It doesn’t matter how much money might be in our pockets or whether we are thin or well fed. What matters is our hearts, and what is in them.