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Anne of Green Gables

by Samantha RiveraNovember 6, 2013

ISBN: 9780553609417

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.

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  • Angie Randall
    November 6, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Anne of Green Gables made me think of all the children out there who are just hoping to someday be adopted. L. M. Montgomery has definitely captured the spirit of those children and I with the help of this story and Anne I could definitely understand how they would feel. I was drawn into the story so much it was almost like I was Anne going through all the different situations and trying to make my way in an entirely new world. I couldn’t pull myself out of the story and half expected to see Matthew and Marilla walking down the street when I went out.

  • Abby Clare
    November 6, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Anne is such a sweet little girl that I adored her in Anne of Green Gables right from her first words. All she wants is to have a family and someone that will take care of her and she’s so excited when she gets one that it’s heartbreaking to think of them telling her she’s not wanted. I loved the way she convinced them to let her stay and the way that they try to bring her up properly even though they know nothing about having a little girl around. She always gets into such funny scrapes and problems and she’s always so upbeat about them that I couldn’t help laughing at this book by L. M. Montgomery.

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