Anne of Green Gables

The Anne of Green Gables Series: Book 1
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Fiction

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthburt decided to adopt an orphan boy to help run the farm, they had no idea that they would receive Anne Shirley, a wiry 11 year old girl.  While initially reluctant to let her stay, the Cuthburts decide to keep Anne, and she becomes a beloved daughter.  Anne is bright, funny, excessively talkative, and very imaginative.  Her antics almost drive Marilla crazy, but she is a good worker and makes those around her happy.  This first book follows Anne through her school years and the crazy situations she often finds herself in.  

I first saw the Anne of Green Gables movies about the age of 9, and found them to be some of the best movies I had ever seen.  However, I didn't pick up the books until a few years ago, which I think was a good thing.  The movies are fast moving and combine several books into 1 movie.  They also contain all of the whit and charm of the books, without all of the words.  I read and enjoyed all of the Anne books, but as youth, I think I would've been bogged down by all of the long descriptions.  The author is not one to quickly get to the point, she has take you around the lake and back just to say there is a boat.  In other words, she is super wordy.  In this first book the only thing I would note is that there is an incident when Anne's friend accidentally becomes drunk by consuming what she thought was raspberry cordial (obviously it wasn't of course). 

Enjoy!
Becky

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