Title: Anne of Green Gables
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Publisher: Bantam Books
Blurb: Anne Shirley is a skinny eleven-year old girl with "fiery red hair and a temper to match." Even though she is not what they expected, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert find themselves slowly growing fond of the imaginative girl who can never stop talking. Through the ups and downs of life at Green Gables, Anne portrays a lively, sweet "kindred spirit" that everyone can relate to.
Me: Wow. After chugging through this book once in 3rd grade, I think I never touched it again. But it might have been destiny that I picked it up. In Heather Vogel Frederick's Much Ado About Anne, it says " I think there's a little bit of Anne in everyone." I couldn't agree more.
Classics are always an "eh" subject for everyone. They seem boring and hard to understand. But even though Anne is set in a completely different time and setting, it is such a relatable story, and Anne gets into so many scrapes that I found myself seeing Anne as a real person. Some find her long rants about flowers and nature and the beauty of life boring and hard to get through, but I found them rather comforting and interesting, a nice change to all the action in recent novels.
Rating: 5 kisses out of 5!