Review: Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) – L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) – L.M. Montgomery

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Title: Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Release Date: September 11, 2011

Publisher: Puffin Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 429

Source: Young Adult Literature Class

The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it’s impossible to imagine life without her. A favourite classic with cover and introduction by the inimitable Lauren Child, award-winning creator of Clarice Bean and the hugely popular Charlie and Lola series.


5 out of 5 stars

This book was so adorable. I started it and was a little wary because it was written in a style I’m not used to, but after about 100 pages I was in love. Anne is so cute, and all the experiences she has at Green Gables are just so adorable. Anne is adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, but kind of by accident. The siblings wanted a young boy to help out on the farm, but instead they were brought a chatty-red haired girl. Anne is obsessed with the idea of romance. She loves beautiful things, and makes sure those around her hear about the wonderful things she sees. Matthew and Marilla come to love her as they would a child born from either of them.

I so thoroughly enjoyed reading about Anne and her adventures with her bosom friend, Diana. She becomes easy to relate to and you want to know what happens to her next. Anne is a hard working girl who loves school and all aspects of learning. She is also always outside thinking of the beautiful things around her and daydreaming to her heart’s content. She’s “sworn enemies” with a boy named Gilbert, but actually has a little crush on him and it’s just so cute.

This will be a book I read to my kids when they’re young. I love how Anne talked and how she interacted with her peers, Marilla, and Matthew. I love the name Avonlea even though it’s the name of the small town school area. I think it would be an adorable name for a little girl.

If you haven’t read this book, I highly suggest it. It’s a fun whirlwind of a story. It’s light-hearted, fun, and reminiscent of summertime.

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