The story of a young, orphan girl is compelling and heart wrenching in ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L. M. Montgomery. Anne is a young girl who has lived in an orphanage for as long as she can remember. She is thrilled when she discovers someone has adopted her and that she’s going to get to travel by train and live on a farm with an older couple who have no children of their own. What she doesn’t realize is that the couple never wanted a little girl at all but a strapping boy to help with the farm chores they are unable to do themselves.
Matthew Cuthbert can’t seem to get the words out when he arrives at the train station to find Anne waiting for him so he decides to take her home and let his wife Marilla tell her that she must go back instead. On the way back to Green Gables he is astounded by the girls stories and her exuberance and when the time comes to tell her that she is not the one they wanted he finds himself doing something he’s never done before, standing up to his wife.
What Becomes of Anne?
The Cuthbert’s finally agree to keep Anne and she couldn’t be happier but of course she’s going to be expected to help out around the farm. Life isn’t going to be all fun and games but now that she has a family Anne is sure that she can withstand anything. Matthew’s sweet nature helps her to deal with Marilla’s coldness and of course finding friends everywhere she goes helps Anne to fit in quickly and easily. It’s going to be an interesting time for Anne but for the Cuthbert’s as well. After all, they know nothing about raising a child and even less about raising a little girl.
Anne’s story will have you laughing and crying by turns. L. M. Montgomery has created an interesting story of a girl who will win your heart as she wins the heart of sour, old Marilla Cuthbert. This is the first book of a long series detailing Anne’s upbringing at Green Gables and it sets the stage for everything that you could ever hope to want to know. Anne of Green Gables is perfect for young children and older children alike as it’s easy to read and yet an interesting storyline that will pull you in.