Anne of Green Gables ~ L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

My Copy of "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery
My Copy of “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery

Ahh, Anne of Green Gables. I recently read this book for the first time and absolutely loved it. It’s such a cute, creative story and so I’m going to write a review on it.

Anne Shirley is a very imaginative twelve year old orphan girl. One day, Anne is taken to Avonlea to be adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Anne, being the talkative one she is, loves to use big words. She enjoys naming the places she loves most. Anne has a vivid imagination. She pretends she is a fancy young lady, having tea. She pretends that she has the most fashionable dress of all, even if her real one isn’t in the latest style. But no matter how hard she tries, she just cannot imagine away her red hair. Anne hates her red hair. She can take almost any sad situation and make light of it. Anne is clumsy, and she can have a temper. But for a chance to stay at Green Gables with Matthew and Marilla, she tries very hard to be a proper young girl.

Marilla thinks Anne talks too much. She also thinks that Anne’s wild imagination should be kept under control, and that Anne shouldn’t be running off, imagining everything all the time. The dresses she makes Anne aren’t in the latest style, for she does not want Anne to become vain. She tells Anne that being good and kind is better than being pretty.

Matthew on the other hand, is a quiet person who enjoys Anne’s constant chatter. Her imagination doesn’t bother him any and he isn’t as hard on Anne as Marilla is.

The book goes on through Anne’s life with all her misadventures with her friend Diana.

I loved this book, as I said above. I loved it because Anne is such an amusing character. The situations Anne found herself in were funny, and the way Anne was so cheerful made me happy. There were times when the book hit a sad part but when I, the reader, experience emotions with the characters, that’s a good thing and to me it made the book that much better.

There actually wasn’t a thing that I can think of that I disliked in the book. Anne of Green Gables is filled with excitement, and you never know what Anne will get herself into next.

If you haven’t read this book before, I highly recommend it. Anne of Green Gables is a classic story that brings happiness to the reader, and I think you’ll enjoy it. If you have read it, what did you think? Did you like it, or dislike it? Why or why not? 🙂




6 thoughts on “Anne of Green Gables ~ L.M. Montgomery

  1. Kendall October 29, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    OH!! I have not read the book but I have seen the TV series! It is a fun story and I enjoyed it! Nice !


    • Emma October 29, 2013 / 1:48 pm

      I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I plan to once I finish the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series. 🙂


  2. Koren Elise November 9, 2013 / 6:41 am

    Yes! I’ve listened to it on audio and watched the TV series. I did try to start reading it, but it was funny; I couldn’t get into it. 😀
    But I love the story so much. ❤ ❤ Anne is a lovable character who you just can't forget! 🙂


    • Emma November 9, 2013 / 8:47 am

      Yes, you definitely cannot forget Anne, that’s for sure! 😀


  3. sharayu November 21, 2013 / 3:16 am

    I have read this book and it remains one of my favorite childhood classics.
    I have written my memories about Anne Shirley too, on my blog. 🙂
    Having introduced this book to all my younger cousins and countless grown-up friends, I am now looking forward to reading the remaining books in the series. Never too old for reading Anne’s story. 🙂


  4. Biz December 27, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    I love it. I’m reading book three. An amazing classic, and I love L.M. Montgomery. I have a feeling we share the same imagination. 😀


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