Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

4.8 of 5 stars 5 ratings • 2 reviews • 7 shelved
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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

4.8 of 5 stars 5 ratings • 2 reviews • 7 shelved
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
  • ISBN10 1366558375
  • ISBN13 9781366558374
  • Publish Date 11 March 2017 (first published 1 March 1908)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Imprint Blurb
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 264
  • Language English


Avatar for briana

Anne of Green Gables is a heartwarming book that bears numerous rereadings. Anne’s spunkiness, vivid imagination, and desire to simply be loved make her a fresh and likeable character each time readers meet her—and every time they will want to adopt her themselves as their bosom friend. Her knack for naming things and her fierce loyalty make her the perfect companion for any situation.

The other characters are equally as wonderful, starting with the shy Matthew Cuthbert who always seems to know what Anne needs and likes to listen to her talk. He and Anne match perfectly through all their differences. And Marilla, though seemingly stern and always taking pains to be practical and proper, has an equally warm heart that cannot help but shine through. They form an unusual but perfect family.

And Anne’s antics and their reactions are absolutely hilarious. The fun starts on the ride home from the train station, with Anne asking ridiculous questions and Matthew completely perplexed and giving strangely straightforward answers. When Anne stops saying funny things, she starts doing them. Almost every chapter seems to have Anne in a new scrape. Watching her grow up into an elegant young lady will make readers just as proud as Matthew and Marilla, but it is good to know that no matter how old Anne gets through the following books, crazy things tend to happen to her.

L. M. Montgomery is a naturally charming writer with her wonderful characters and beautiful descriptions of Prince Edward Island, and Anne of Green Gables is one of her most charming books. It is no wonder that generations readers have fallen in love with the book and the girl (and often with the handsome Gilbert Blythe!).

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Growing up I watched the Anne of Green Gables movie and Anne of Avonlea on PBS. Later we bought it on VHS, and it was what I always watched when I was ill. 8 straight hours of laughs, tears, and imagination. After college, I realized that I had never actually read the books and set out to. I love them almost more than the films! The movies actually cover several books and a time and leave out many plot lines (of course movies always do) so it was really great and almost like a present to find other things that happened in the life of Anne. I really cannot wait to read all the rest of them as well as other if not every book by [author: L.M. Montgomery].