Anne of the Island ~ L.M. Montgomery
Third book of the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne Shirley is no longer a child. She’s left Avonlea for college. Anne and her friends move into a darling little cottage and live together during the school year, meeting new people and forming new relationships with others around them.
Anne is a problem solver. She helps her friends solve a few problems of their own, while also trying to sort her own out, including her question about love and if she will ever marry. When Anne returns home she finds that Avonlea and its inhabitants are changing and it’s no longer the Avonlea she knew. Anne seems to be stuck by herself as her childhood friends marry and adjusts to the new pace of life. Her friends are leaving or getting married, while Anne seems stuck in the same stage of life.
I enjoyed this book very much. Anne made new friends which “spiced it up” from the same characters in the first two books. The characters were delightful and made me smile. Anne and her friends get themselves into some pretty funny predicaments, yet also stick with each other through the hard times in their lives.
Halfway through the book there is a little section written from Dora and Davy’s point of views (if you don’t remember Dora and Davy, they were the twins that Marilla adopted in the second book). I especially liked hearing it from their point of view; it was something different and unexpected.
In comparison of the first two Anne-books, I liked this one best. I loved the new characters that were introduced and the problems they faced. I loved the different plot threads that were weaved throughout the book. I especially liked how the book ended. (Don’t worry, I won’t tell you what the ending is!) I hope that if you read it you will enjoy it as much as I. Since reading this review do you think you’ll read the book?
For those who have read Anne of the Island: What did you think of the third Anne-book? Liked it or not?