Sunday, November 18, 2018

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

She's an orphan and she's a girl.  She's sad to have no home but isn't worried about being a girl until she finds out the folks who were going to take her into their home wanted a boy...

Sweet Cherry Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

This is a classic story from the past that I read long ago and liked.  I didn't remember much about it so I decided to read it again and see how it stood up after so many years.  It's still a very good read no matter what age you are!

While she's not a boy, the man bringing her home is fascinated by her chatter.  She names things magical things, tells him about herself and asks questions here and there.  He enjoys it so he asks his sister to let her stay.  She says she has to go back.  She takes her to the lady who chose her for them and asks why they didn't get a boy.  That wasn't the message she got from the message carrier, but she says she can place her.  There's a woman with lots of children who is looking for a caretaker for her children.  She's not a nice woman.  She agrees she would take her and gives Anne a big list of does and don't right there in the living room.  Marilla takes Anne home with her.  Matthew will be happy and they'll adjust.  It's good that she feels that way because there is a lot of adjustment to do...

Anne makes friends with the neighbor girl.  She goes to school.  She learns to cook.  And she gets in trouble a lot.  She has a fantasy world she escapes into and it often happens right at the wrong time.

Parts of this book will make you laugh and part will make you cry but Anne perseveres and it's a pleasure to watch her growing up.  She bring life and love into a cheerless home that brightens up with her as an addition.

This was still a very good read even if it is an old classic.  It's a great book for middle graders. 

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