Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne "confesses" to losing Marilla's amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair green, Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull." And no book that she's in will be, either.

I listened to this classic for the first time this summer. The audiobook was fantastic. I loved Kate Burton's performance and I think she really hit Anne right on. This book made me laugh a ton and cry a bit. It's definitely worth reading if you haven't before.

I'm keeping this review short, because there really is not much to say besides the fact that there is a reason that people are still reading this classic - it's amazing. I think I may have to continue on with the series.

5/5 Roses


  1. I just adore Anne. One of my favorite heroines ever. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. This series is one of my favorites. I highly recommend reading the others (if you haven't already...ok...even if you have :)

  3. Amazingly (to me) I've never read Anne of Green Gables. I really should though.

  4. I read this book back when I very first started blogging and the review is here

    I really loved this book, it is so sweet! I reviewed the following books too, but I think the later ones are not quite as good as the very first book.

    I have to admit to loving the movies even more than I love the books which is normally not the case at all.


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