Monday, September 7, 2009

Anne of Green Gables

Written by L.M. Montgomery, this is a classic, bestselling novel that I am sure most of you have read and enjoyed.

A quirky, imaginative, read-headed, freckle-faced, romance-loving, chatter-box orphan named Anne, who, by means of a great accident, goes to live with Marilla (a sensible, straightforward middle-aged woman) and her brother, Matthew Cuthbert (a shy, awkward fellow, who takes a liking to Anne right from the start.) She gets herself into countless catastrophes such as: dying her hair green because she hates it's red color, smashing a slate over a boy named Gilbert Blythe's head because he called her "Carrots" (this causing Anne to strongly despise Gilbert), and accidentally getting her "bosom friend," Diana drunk. Despite her talkative and quirky nature, she is incredibly smart and wins awards and scholarships for her intelligence. Towards the end of the book, Anne really begins appearing as an accomplished and attractive young woman, who has learned a lot from her amusing mistakes.

This book was delightful. Anne is such a charming character whom one wishes she could be like. It was both funny and heart-rending, both light-hearted, and true-to-life. I must warn you though, it did drag at parts because Anne is such a chatter-box! But even so, I think it's a book every girl should read. It's appropriate for all ages.

Rated 4 or 5/5. (I can't remember because I haven't read it in a while.)

Thanks,
Lady Arwen

13 comments:

  1. Isn't Anne of Green Gables on the old booklist? It is right?

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  2. Good post! Hey, where is everybody? Let's keep this thang going!

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  3. Good post Lady A! So, you said that ever girl would like it, does that mean that I wouldn't?

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  4. I feel like a dork. No one commented on my post except for you!

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  5. Here I am! That was a wonderful post...I've read Anne of Green Gables twice and loved it.
    There is a GREAT movie version with Megan Follows. You girls will really enjoy it.

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  6. You would like it too perhaps...just not as much as the girls...

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  7. Goodness, I haven't read that book in years. *mentally adds it to needs-to-reread book pile* *watches pile tumble over because it is too tall* I was never bothered by Anne's long speeches--they are almost as interesting as Miss Bates' in Emma. I think the only thing I didn't like about that book is that everyone is inherently good, in a way, and it is only circumstances, culture and mistakes that give them any sort of badness.

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