Saturday, October 12
Book Review: Anne of Avonlea
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Pages: EBook 252
Summary: At sixteen, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
My Rating: 6/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: This wasn't exactly a good book for me. I found that the magic and appeal from Anne as a charter that was in the first book, was lost in this one. I also found it to be repetitive at times, especially with Davy, and a bit boring.
Anne has grown up a lot since we first saw her, and I do like how her character has grown throughout the two books. The author has done a good job at creating some solid character development for Anne. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect to Anne this time around. I also found the general plot of this book to be boring and drag on a lot longer than it should have. The was the society Anne was a part of, that while it helped build Anne as a character, I found that it was in the book to much, and I began to lose interest. Interactions with Davy and the trouble he cause also began to irritate me, as it felt like the same thing just kept happening over and over.
The ending was fine. It helped set up for the next book, which may or may not be worth reading, I haven't decided yet, but overall the book didn't work for me.
Would I recommend it to read: I'd say it would be a good choice for a young reader, but otherwise I don't think I'd recommend it.
What to read next: More from the series
Challenges: 2013 Category Challenge, 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, EBook Challenge