Friday, October 20, 2017

Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden

This graphic novel is very well done.  The illustrations show Anne's frustration with her situation in life.  They also show the beauty she sees in nature.  This is an old classic and I'm glad they've created this edition.

Andrews McMeel Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book review (thank you).  It will be published October 24th.

Her story begins when the brother arrives to pick up the child at the train station.  He's come to pick up the boy they wanted for chores.  He finds a red headed girl waiting for him.  There's nothing to be done, he takes her home.  His sister is very upset and says she must go back the next day.  Anne is upset because no one wants her and she's been rejected so much in the past.  When the next day arrives, she gets to stay.  The brother and sister are not much for showing love, but they do care for her.

Her path in life is not easy (somehow it never is) and as she struggles along you watch her mature.  My favorite character in this book is the brother.  He's more loving, supports her and talks his sister into letting her do things she wouldn't.  Everybody needs a champion in their life.

This is a pleasant journey to the past with illustrations that talk to you.  Read it, it'll make you smile.

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