Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

The Complete Anne of Green Gables (Boxed Set)
This childhood classic came to life in my hands for the first time when I read it last year. As I delved deeper into each chapter of Anne Shirley’s formative years, her character became a part of me, and until I finished the very last sentence of the book, her story was also my story. Excitable and imaginative, Anne was the perfect heroine of Avonlea, and she had this undeniable ability to captivate both her readers and her fictional friends. She was far from perfect, and she made a lot of mistakes, but she was relatable. In her, I found a louder, bubblier, red-headed version of myself, and she inspired me to hold onto my childhood, because it will not last forever. When L.M. Montgomery created Anne Shirley, she gave life to a character that I connected with on a deep level—one that made me laugh, one that made me think, and one that made me better. In my opinion, discovering characters like that is the best part of reading fiction.

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1 comment:

  1. The Anne series is one of my favorites too!! I may have to reread them soon! If you're interested in a non-fiction recommendation, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is very good. It can be pretty heavy with descriptions of the concentration camp, but the message is very good. A lighter non-fic is The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. The book that the movie The Sound of Music is based on. Maria has a marvelous sense of humor that really shows through in her writing.


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