Review: Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery

L.C. Page and Co., 1908

Middle Grade Classic

Summary: Even though Marilla and Matthew originally wanted a boy they end up adopting the eleven year old orphan Anne. This book follows Anne’s adventures in Avonlea until she’s sixteen.

Overall this was my first reread of this since I was younger. I remember the copy I had was combined with A Little Princess and one of the Wizard of Oz books. I didn’t realize there was a series until I saw the miniseries production with Megan Follows as Anne (still my favorite version). Then I read the other books.

I found the episodic chapters to be delightful and comforting, I also cried at a part closer to the end like I did the first time I read this. Also, I’ve had a lot of fun discussing it with our children’s librarian because we both have things in common with Anne.

I do find myself debating whether or not I want to continue rereading the series or pause that for now and maybe watch the miniseries again. I haven’t seen it in a long time.

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