"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Monday, February 8, 2010

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Title: Anne of Green Gables
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Published: 1908
Pages: 297
Rating: 5/5
Summary: When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables farm on Prince Edward Island, she surprises everyone: first of all, she is a girl. Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, had specifically asked for an orphan boy. She has bright red hair that won't manage and a mouth that won't shut. Nothing will ever be the same at Green Gables!

Review: This book was simply amazing! I felt that I got to know the other characters as well as Anne. The way Montgomery described the settings helped me imagine everything that Anne saw and loved. By the end of the book I loved Green Gables as much as Anne did or even more.

The story follows the life of Anne. We first meet her when she is 11 and at end of the story she is 16. Since the beginning of the book I felt drawn to Anne and had the urge to know what would become of the girl that had arrived to Green Gables by accident. We see how Anne grows, makes mistakes, and matures from them.

The characters all had good things and bad things about them, especially Anne. She managed to get into enough troubles to last someone a lifetime. I honestly cared for what happened to Anne, all of her friends, and even those that weren't her friends by the end of the book.

There was a part towards the end of the book that I felt exactly what Anne was going through. The way that she described her feelings felt as if she was describing my feelings when I went through the same thing. This only made me love the book even more. I enjoyed reading the book immensely.