Looking for your next read? Check out Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.
Anne Shirley is a lonely red-haired orphan who is sent to live with a brother and sister, Mathew and Marilla, at Green Gables in the fictional town of Avonlea. They wanted a boy to help on their farm, but the orphanage sent a girl instead. Anne eventually works her way into the hearts of Marilla, Mathew, and all of the citizens of Avonlea. Throughout the book she gets in to all sorts of trouble such as accidently getting her friend Diana drunk and dying her own red hair green. She whacks Gilbert Blythe over the head with her slate at school because he called her “Carrots.” They compete for grades over the years and eventually become friends. By the end of book Anne has the home, family, and friends that she so desperately wanted. The rest of the books in the series follow Anne as she becomes a teacher, attends college, gets married, and starts her own family.
These books were some of my favorites as a preteen and young teen. I loved reading about Anne’s humorous mishaps. I also enjoyed reading about all of the colorful characters that L. M. Montgomery created in Avonlea and beyond. Looking back at the book as an adult, it is interesting and rewarding to watch Anne grow from an awkward child to a beautiful confident young woman.
Anne of Green Gables is available as an eBook and audiobook on Overdrive, eRead Kids, and Hoopla. You can also place a hold on the print versions and check it out at your local branch. Over the years, they have made multiple movies and miniseries of this beloved classic. Many of these DVDs can be found in the library catalog. Borrow this wonderful book and discover or rediscover Anne’s world.
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