Sunday, March 20

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Title: Anne of Green Gables

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Pages: 308

Summary: As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected - a skinny girl with fiery red hair and temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she'll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anybody else, and the Cuthberts agree; she is special - a girl with enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.

My Rating: 7.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed reading this book, a childhood classic, I don’t have any memory reading - in fact I’m fairly positive this was my first time reading Anne of Green Gables, and it was fairly good read. Even for a children’s book, I still found myself enjoying the book.

Anne was a fun character to read about, she had some character flaws, that after awhile did get on my nerves, and this is where I found a lot of redundancies throughout the book, Anne getting into trouble, she gets upset and promises to be good, she’ll repent etc, etc. For the first part of the book I was fine, but by the end there was only so much more I could take. But, I still enjoyed her character and watching her grow into a more mature teenager. It’s a great coming of age story, and Anne definitely grows as a character throughout - in fact I found most of the characters in the book to be well rounded and develop consistently throughout the book.

It wasn’t the most engaging book, but a good writing style, it had nice flow, but still kept a narrative that would be easy to follow for the audience level, a good book for a coming of age story and overall a good read.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, despite the bit of redundancies, I think it is a sweet book and overall a good read. A good choice for the young and the young at heart!

What to read next: The book is part of a series, so if you like Anne, then I suggest you read the rest of the series. Heidi would also be a good choice.

2 comments:

  1. I have never read these books, but gave them to my daughter who loves them. I need to see if I can make some time for this one. It seems like something that I shouldn't miss out on, despite the repetitiveness.

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  2. Zibilee - I think you're right, it isn't a book you should miss out on. It's such a cute coming of age story.

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