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Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables #2)

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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  82,848 ratings  ·  2,016 reviews
The spirited redhead returns in this heartwarming sequel to Anne of Green Gables. Now she's the schoolma'am in the same place where she was a student, and not much older than her pupils. Anne's determination provides the same "scope for imagination" that made this book's predecessor a treasure for young readers.
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published August 11th 1992 by Children's Classics (first published 1909)
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Rachel
I was more enchanted by this book the first time I read it. More recently, I was put off by the description of the pair of twins Anne and Marilla adopt: Davy and Dora.

Davy is a handful, asking impossible questions, getting into trouble and so forth. Dora is quiet and well-behaved. Anne and Marilla love Davy more (by their own words). The idea is repeated three or four times. Good little Dora is respectable, obedient, predictable and boring; she just doesn't need as much attention and direction a
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Nicole
"In the twilight Anne sauntered down to the Dryad's Bubble and saw Gilbert Blythe coming down through the dusky Haunted Wood. She had a sudden realization that Gilbert was a schoolboy no longer. And how manly he looked—the tall, frank-faced fellow, with the clear, straightforward eyes and the broad shoulders. Anne thought Gilbert was a very handsome lad, even though he didn't look at all like her ideal man. She and Diana had long ago decided what kind of a man they admired and their tastes seeme ...more
Gundula
I spent about a month rereading Anne of Avonlea for our "Kindred Spirits" May 2010 group read, and I am debating wether to re-rate the novel and give it a 3 star rating instead of a 4 star rating. I think that I will (at least for the time being) keep the 4 star rating, as the story is still very much a personal favourite, although if it were possible to give it a 3.5 star rating, I would do so (but I doubt GR will ever relent and allow half stars).

I remember liking this story immensely when I f
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Jo
"Don't you know that it is only very foolish folk who talk sense all the time?"


Another Series of Letters.

Manchester,
A woman picked a leaf out of my hair on the bus today (true story… it's very windy and I don’t brush my hair there are a lot of trees near me). Also, I’m pretty sure One Direction (and their fan girls) were on the same bus this morning. (Brits… you’ll understand my pain. Everyone else, you don’t want to know...I promise you.)
Also, the postman didn’t knock on the door and just
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Susann
When I began my re-read of this, I thought that I would end up giving it 3 stars. In my memory, the book was a string of episodes with a much too poetically precocious Paul. But Montgomery brings meaning to these episodes and shows how Anne grows and how Avonlea changes during Anne's two years as schoolmarm. Paul is still too much for my tastes and I do wish Montgomery had given Dora *some* personality. I'm sure she wanted to contrast her against Davy, but that doesn't meant that poor Dora has t ...more
Lora
Feb 04, 2012 Lora rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoyed the first two books
Recommended to Lora by: Jo
Shelves: classics, lib-read
When I was younger, my mother and I would watch reruns of Dennis the Menace. Truth be told, the only enjoyment I got out of these sessions was spending time with my mother. You see, Dennis was, to me, exactly what the title proclaims him to be: a menace. Since I was very young I've had a strong aversion to any one who causes trouble for others or keeps getting into scrapes, be they intentional or not.
As anyone who's read Anne's first installment can imagine, this made it a bit difficult for me t
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Kim

I came to this second installment in the Anne of Green Gables series with no clear memory of having read it as a child, although I'm fairly sure that I did. This means that I lack the strong emotional attachment to the book and to the series as a whole which I know is felt by many readers.

When I recently listened to the audiobook of Anne of Green Gables for the first time since my childhood, I felt engaged by the characters and by the setting. I especially responded to Marilla as she came to re
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Melissa
Apr 25, 2009 Melissa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Anne of Green Gables
Shelves: childrens, 2009
I enjoyed Anne of Avonlea but I did not find it as engaging as Anne of Green Gables. Here's why.

Anne of Green Gables gave the reader lots to look forward to. Will Marilla let Anne stay? When will Anne meet Diana? Will she ever forgive Gilbert?

While reading Anne of Avonlea, I didn't find myself asking any such questions or looking forward to anything. The book didn't seem to be leading up to anything as far as Anne was concerned. It read more like a series of situations involving Anne while the
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Elizabeth
My ten-year old and I just finished Anne of Avonlea tonight. I asked her if she preferred it to Green Gables. She couldn't decide. While I love this book, Green Gables still has my heart. I have to admit to crying a few times during this one. I tried to explain to my daughter that it's the sweetness that gets to me. I mean sweetness in the best way, no saccharine at all. I can't help wish that this world was a little more like Anne's world.
Marie
This isn't as good as the first, in my opinion. I was hoping for more interaction with Anne and Gilbert. Though they are both members of the Avonlea Village Improvement Society, the two of them actually do not have many scenes together since he teaches at a school that is further away and is only home on weekends (I think?) and during summer break.

The addition of the troublemaking orphan Davy to the story nearly ruined this book for me. He has a twin sister named Dora who is a total angel, but A
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Sarah
I'm re-reading the Anne series at the moment, even though I've read them all many MANY times before. I know lots of people who think it's odd to read the same book multiple times, but for me there are some books I just never get sick of, and I find it immensely soothing to read something that is completely predictable and familiar.

Anyway that said this has always been my LEAST favourite of the series and a bit of a chore to plough through in order to get to Anne of the Island and then Anne of Wi
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Sam
Anne of Avonlea drinking game:
Take a drink of your tea/soda/plum wine every time
-Anne's grey eyes are mentioned
-Marilla is sarcastic
-Paul Irving says "you know"
-Paul Iriving refers to his "little mother"
-Diana's weight is mentioned
-Anne or Marilla express their preference for Davy/speak unkindly of Dora because she's "too good."

The character of Davy just about ruined this book for me. I kind of hated him. His sister, Dora, is a sweet, mild-mannered, overall good kid. And so Davy takes great joy
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Savanna
Anne of Avonlea has nearly all the strengths I described in my review of Anne of Green Gables—which is to say that its characters are richly developed, its setting powerfully immersive, the plot engaging, and Montgomery's writing style truly gifted. It also continues to portray strong, diverse, independent women and sympathetically eccentric characters.

This second novel of the Anne series, however, wasn't quite as brilliant as the first. It's simply too cheerful, and it lacks the sorrowful elem
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Sylvia
Feb 19, 2009 Sylvia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Roos, Mia, Erie, Dini
Fiuh... baru kali ini baca buku kayak ngejer setoran. Udah sekian lama seri Anne of Green Gables ini menghiasi rak, tapi sekali pun nggak minat buat menyentuhnya. Ntar aja ah, ntar aja ah. Sampe akhirnya bulan kemaren baca bareng gerombolan dan ku akui, ku jatuh cinta.. huu huu.

Buku kedua ini mengangkat kisah hidup Anne dari umur 16 tahun hingga 18 tahun. Anne yang lincah dan ceria kini agak kalem dan lebih bisa mengendalikan emosi. Awalnya sih sedih ya, secara Anne yang di buku pertama tuh nge-
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Sheila
Another very enjoyable "Anne" story. I had never read these as a child, so I am now reading them as an adult, reading them aloud to my daughter. We are both really enjoying the descriptive language, the poetry, of these stories.

I love how Anne sees the world, and if was nice to see her keeping her visions of the world even as she matured in this story. I also have to say I really enjoyed the character of Miss Lavender introduced in this book, and her Echo Lodge. The ending of this book was very
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Sarah
From my friend Rebecca: "I thought you might be in need of some Anne."

Update: Detracting a star for poor Dora's sake. And Paul needs to stop saying, "my little mother." Just how little was this woman?

But such a lovely place to visit! I needed a book full of flowers this week.
Madison
"I don't have to explain it to you. You know."

Kindred spirits are glorious things.
Laura
I love this series. Anne can make you see the good in everything. A simple, gentle read. Like watching a black-and-white movie from a simpler time.
Christopher Hicks
Loved this book!! Actually liked it more than the first book. It was sweet and charming. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
Lana
I'm not a violent person, but if I could punch any literary character in the face it would be $%^&*!@ Davy.
Arghavan
آیا دیوی قشنگترین پسربچهی تمام قرون و اعصار ه یا چی؟
[در حال شیفتهی دیوی بودن]
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Loo
Anne of Avonlea explores the life of sweet Anne as a seventeen-year-old, teaching the children at her local school. She encounters a series of hilarious and hard events as she attempts to win over the reluctant Anthony Pye, secure the students’ love, and cope with the twins adopted into her household. This is a darling tale full to the brim with the hilarity and sweetness of children. The book eventually focuses on Anne, Paul Irving, and Miss Lavender. These three, proclaimed “kindred spirits,” ...more
Becky
Montgomery, L.M. 1909. Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of Avonlea is the second book in the Anne series by L.M. Montgomery. Anne has graduated from Queens now, and is ready to begin her teaching career. She'll be teaching at the Avonlea school. She is still quite chummy with Diana Barry and Gilbert Blythe. And she is almost (but not quite) just as prone to getting into trouble as she ever was.

This second book adds some great characters: Mr. Harrison, the cranky neighbor with a parrot; Davy and Dora, the tw
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Jade
It is such a gift to read another book from the Anne of Green Gables, series by L.M. Montgomery, and it did not surprise me that Anne of Avonlea would be satisfying like the first. In these pages you'll find more amusing mischief, complete with cows and a parrot, along with heart-warming passages and dreamy imagery. The characters I really enjoyed in this one were sweet Paul Irving along with devilish Davy, and how can I forget Miss Lavender? That particular story thread of friendship was my f ...more
Richard Ward
I didn't like Anne as a teenage school teacher as much as I liked her as a preteen. Most of the great cast of support characters are back, with lots of new folks, too. I thought for sure there'd be a love story for Anne. I guess that comes later in the series. My wife liked Anne Of Anonlea better than Anne Of Green Gables and you might too. I didn't but still enjoyed it.
Idril Celebrindal
I just don't know... There's so many good things about these books, but then there's shit like this:
But Charlotta the Fourth thought them very beautiful, and after she had rustled into a white dress, so stiffly starched that it could stand alone, she surveyed herself in her glass with great satisfaction... a satisfaction which lasted until she went out in the hall and caught a glimpse through the spare room door of a tall girl in some softly clinging gown, pinning white, star-like flowers on the
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Sophie
As a girl, someone gave me a copy of this book, but I was never able to finish it. I figured it was because I hadn't read the first book and wasn't familiar with the characters or situations. Since then, I have read--and enjoyed--the first Green Gables book, but I still can't bring myself to finish this one. I'm not sure why the author felt the need to graft Dora and Davy onto Anne's story, but she should have thought better of it (and I'm not surprised that the most recent TV version left them ...more
Allison
More wonderful Anne. This book was full of quotes I liked (and just as an aside, it is SO easy to highlight lines I like on the kindle...ok, commercial for kindle over):
"A fellow has to fight something all through life...didn't somebody once define man as a fighting animal?"
"It does people good to have to do things they don't like.....in moderation."
"You're never safe from being surprised till you're dead."
"no child should be cooped up in the four walls of a school until it was seven years old"
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Heather
There is no way my words will do justice trying to express how I feel about this series. These books are the ultimate feel good, comfort books! No other story or characters have ever warmed my heart the way that these do. I feel so incredibly happy when I'm lost in Anne's world and wish I could somehow transport myself into the story and live in it and be a part of it!

I would love to list all my favorite parts of the story, but don't want to give away any spoilers. I was so pleasantly surprised
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Kathleen
Updated review, 12-12-2013. Having now read the entire Anne of Green Gables series, I summarize each book below.

My rating for the Anne of GG series:
Anne of Green Gables -- 5 stars (Spunky, lonely, orphan Anne, with a heart the size of Canada and imagination to match, is adopted by Matthew and Marilla at Green Gables farm on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada). This first book spans Anne's adolescence, from 11-16. She meets Gilbert Blythe, cracking a slate over his head when he calls her "
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

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
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