As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever…but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she’d try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables (from Goodreads)
I’ve been reading Anne’s stories for as long as I can remember, although I skipped the first two books (my mother had only #3, and the school library had the next ones, but no notice of #1 and #2). When I heard that Netflix was making a new adaptation on Montgomery’s book, I knew immediately that I had to read Anne #1 once and for all. I’ve been looking for her books for a long time, with little success, so I had to go for an ebook.
Oh, how I loved it! I don’t have Anne’s ability with big words to make the slightest justice of it. I wished I had read this as a kid, but anyway, I’m so glad I read this at all, which gives me an excuse to now keep up with all the other books in the proper order.
It’s such a heartwarming story, and I’m pretty sure that all of us, lovers of books and words, can see ourselves in Anne. I just wish now that I had more vivid memories from me at that age.
I’m just beginning Anne of Avonlea now, and I’m so glad that I still have so much of Anne in my future 🙂