Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables #1
(A combination of my old GR and Blog reviews)
Fantastic story. A little orphan girl comes to live with 2 old people [brother and sister] on Prince Edward Island. She forever changes their lives with her personality, etc. Extremely engaging, well written, great characterization, never boring and a story that has such a timeless plot of love and change, that I can see this becoming a “classic” in the future. It should anyway 🙂
This book enthralled me. I’ve seen the miniseries/movies years ago and enjoyed them, but I tried to not think of them when reading, and I’m glad I didn’t. They are good, but not as good as this book.
I was probably as captivated by Anne as Matthew was. I read this in one sitting [16 hour shifts allow for a lot of reading] and loved absolutely every word.
Escapades, glory, defeat, humiliation, wonder, joy, sadness, growing up. All of wrapped up in a character so delightful that you want to turn her into a cookie and eat her up.
The supporting characters gave balance, weight and depth to Anne, so that at no point did I feel like I was reading some sort of Pollyanna “Lets all just be happy and live” treatise.
Just fantastic 🙂