Emily of New Moon (Emily of New Moon #1)
I also love Teddy Kent. Such a romantic character, and how lovely to have your childhood friend be the love of your life!
Some of the anecdotes, like...more
I love her spunk, though. When she hid under the table to listen to the family conclave and was retorting furiously to them in her mind, I immediately thought, "I like this girl!" I also feel like I relate more to Emily than to Anne. Emily is more brooding and withdrawn like me, whereas Anne is someone I wish I was like.
Delight and magic are fo...more
At my book club, we chatted about...more
I think people identify with Emily and Anne because--well, spirited, bookish girls live on in all of us, and I'm...more
The early chapters I found viscerally moving. I was reading in the window at Mario's and found myself snuffling away tears at Emily's loss of h...more
Being a cat person myself, I love that Emily loves her cats. Before going to New Moon, she begs Aunt Elizabeth to let her take one of her cats with her. After a lot of pleading, Aunt Elizabeth said that Emily could choose only one. Breaking Emily’s heart, Emily...more
This morning I noticed Mel Campbell's review of the book come up in my newsfeed, and my first reaction was a sharp intake of breath--a kind of preemptive wince born of the idea that anyone might, in any way, not love Emily wholeheartedly, or love her the way that I do. Clearly Emily's passionate loves and jealousies were something I was drawn to as a child!
As an adult, I enjoy the latter Emily books more--Emily is less dreamy, more pragmatic, though still drawn to making disastrously bad decisio...more
Update: I read EMILY before I read ANNE, I think. I'm certain I've read it more often than ANNE. I'm equally fond of both girls, but I also think Emily's ambitious Crowd spice things up more than Diana and Ruby ever could. (Although Diana and Ruby are more realistic characters than the future great artist, statesman, and elocutionist.)
The Dean Priest plot line doesn't creep me out in the first of the trilogy...more
Sengaja lama kusimpan novel ini. Ga pingin dibaca.
"Ah, terlalu cewek bangett, n bersambungnya itu lho."
Terus dipinjam pula ama temen ibuku.
Nah, begitu gw baca...Gw kayaknya harus meralat pendapat gw deh.
Bagus, n bikin gw ga berhenti baca.
Aduh, cerita pengalaman Emily Byrd Starr semasa kecil ini bagus banget. Ada fantasinya, ada kehidupan di desa dan di rumah besar dengan hanya lilin sebagai penerangan di waktu malam *sigh*.
Juga ada cerita pa...more
Laid out is a list like that, this book might not appear too enjo...more
For the millions of girls who love Anne of Green Gables, this series provides a glimpse at another girl who is just a little different in the Victorian world of Prince Edward Island. Emily, although she has a good friend who reminds one of Anne a great deal, is drastically different from L.M. Montgomery's other heroine. Emily grew up with her ailing writer father, who dies, leaving her orphaned in the hands of her mother's upstanding and very proud family. Tw...more
That is Emily Starr talking, the young blossoming writer, that will touch your heart, with her creative and interesting, ways and ideas.
Within just the first chapter of the book, you'll already be intrigued by Emily's charm, and her topsy-turvy imagination. All through the story, Emily meets new people and friends. Some will help her on her way to becoming a writer, "a painter that uses words". Others will shoot her dreams down, as...more
2 parts I particularly loved were the chapters regarding Father Cassidy and Mr. Carpenter. I liked Mr. Cassidy because it was just a beautifully crafted vignette. Mr. Carpenter was Emily's 2nd school teacher, and his chapter needs to be written out here for anyone involved in teaching their children. The book is worth reading for itself, but especially for the parts about how Mr. Carpenter mentored...more
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The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911...more