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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  71,218 ratings  ·  1,357 reviews
Anne Shirley has come a long way since her days as a mischievous orphan living in the house at Green Gables. She is now eighteen and headed to faraway Redmond College in Kingsport. Anne's college years are sure to be full of fun, but they will also be a time for soul-searching and big decisions. When her longtime friend Gilbert Blythe proposes marriage, Anne feels they can...more
Paperback, With Cat Charm Necklace, 304 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by HarperFestival (first published 1915)
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Jo
"In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faery lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilor, to the land of Hearts Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal."


Dear Lucy Maud,

Thank you.
Love,
Jo.




Dear Manchester,






Anne says hi.

Hope you’re well.
Jo.



Gilbert,
[Censored]

Always,
J.


Mrs Gardner,
You called your son Royal?
ROYAL?
What is wron...more
Becky
Montgomery, L.M. 1915. Anne of the Island.

"Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily.

I don't know if there are enough words to describe how I feel about Anne of the Island. It is one of the most magically, wonderful, giddy-making, purely-delightful, satisfying books I've ever read...and reread...and reread. Reading this book makes all the world seem right. (At least during the reading process.) It picks up shortly after where Anne of Avonl...more
Chelsea
My sentimental favorite of the Anne series. I always thought college was going to be just like that - my best friends, a cute little house in a great neighborhood, and my childhood friend, madly in love with me. Anne is one of my favorite literary heroines, and I liked her transition between girlhood and adulthood. She's grown out of classic Anne of Green Gables, but she's still the same person.

I must have read this book 30 times, and it never gets any less fun. It's one of my top 5 comfort book...more
Megan Larson
When I get to heaven, I want to meet Lucy Maud Montgomery! What insight the woman had, and what depth. I loved the first book for its tenderness and vitality, the second for its insight and humor. This book had all of those things, but added something more--tremendous depth. I believe the theme of this book is maturity, and the old characters as well as some new ones gain and display this quality without making the book at all dry or humorless--it is quite the opposite. Of course, there are othe...more
Anita
It's a sad reminder how times change when you approach the bookstore with a gleam in your eye of rediscovering a childhood favorite only to find that they no longer carry it. That was my recent experience where instead of finding Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery I found vampires, sorcery, and scantily clad teenagers glaring at me from overly bright and shiny bookcovers.
I will not claim that the Anne series is monumental fiction but it was too me. I wonder if youth today are getting in th...more
Colleen Martin
This was pretty disappointing. Lucy Maud spends WAY too much time describing unimportant incidentals, like when Anne spends a summer teaching in Valley Road (I had to Google the name of the town because I couldn't for the life of me remember it, so what's that tell you about how riveting the chapter was?). It had absolutely no relevance to the story and the only thing I recall about it was that the woman driving the cart was flat-out obnoxious. "Jog along, black mare!" Ugh, it's like fingernails...more
miaaa
Pernah ada yang bilang, paling tidak enak jadi anak tengah.

Anak tertua selalu menjadi pusat perhatian. Orang tua biasanya menuntut tanggungjawab, semacam supervisor kali yah, untuk adik-adiknya. Dan dalam beberapa kasus nilai pelajaran dan pencapaian lain, dijadikan standar yang harus dilewati oleh adik-adiknya.

Anak bungsu menjadi pusat perhatian untuk alasan berbeda. Lahir paling akhir, bungsu cenderung menjadi always be the baby of the family. Setiap orang berusaha membantu, melindungi bahkan...more
Laura
I fell in love with Anne of Prince Edward Island when I was 13. I remember that summer vividly. I brought home each book in the series from the library and read them avidly. Anne and her simple troubles were such a contrast to my divorcing/fighting parents.

I was looking for a way to avoid my summer/homework reading (an assignment from our principal) when I spotted an Anne book on my classroom bookshelf. I snarfed it up.

I was once told that the definition of a classic novel was a book which could...more
nila
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Sylvia
Book three!

Kehidupan kampus

Buku ketiga ini menceritakan kehidupan Anne selama belajar di kampus. Pengalaman dia datang ke suatu tempat, sebagai anak baru, kikuk gak tau harus ngapain, digambarin dengan asik. Untungnya Anne ada temennya Priscilla, jadi masih ada temen grogi. Trus mereka kost di sebuah rumah yang pemiliknya gila bantal. Dimana-mana bantal, tapi nggak boleh didudukin! Stress gak sih? Lalu mereka nemu rumah yg asik buat di kontrak rame-rame, dan pindahlah Anne, Pris, Stella (temenny...more
Melody
When I first joined GoodReads, I went through and marked a lot of childhood favorites with the number of stars I remembered them earning from me. I reflexively marked all the Anne books with lots of stars. I've long had a soft spot for Anne, and I know I read this series several times as a kid. Had you asked me last month, I would have professed to loving the entire series. Then I embarked on a project to revisit them, and oh how sorry I am that I did. The first book was a delight. The second, n...more
Kirsten
"Anne of the Island" is a realistic fiction, 245 page, 12 font novel. First off, this is the third book of the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne, the main character is from a small island in Canada; Avonlea. However, she chooses to go about reaching for her dreams and goes to a college in mainland Canada. She isn't the only one from the island going on this journey though, two of her schoolmate friends go with her. The two boys both take a fancy to her but she turns down an engagement from one,...more
Thom Swennes
“The joy of housekeeping without the bother of a husband…” How quaint! How delightful, naive and refreshing! Anne of the Island (1915) by the Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) is a surprisingly bright story. Anne Shirley, an orphan of moderate means, attends a university and experiences the trials, joys and tribulations of school life with a few close classmates. The narrative gives the reader a picture of life, from the outside looking in through a crystal clear window of detachm...more
Kathleen
3.75 stars, rounded up. 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 "Carr...more
Alexandra
This story makes me cry in appreciation of beauty every time I read it...and I've read it a lot of times. Only recently I read it right after losing a huge student council election that I'd been looking forward to for years, and a girl I was sure couldn't win had just taken my spot on the council. I was crying my eyes out, I felt dehydrated and dry but I sat down to read the end of this book, hoping that it would help me out emotionally wise. By the end I had stopped crying about losing and shed...more
JoLee
In Anne of the Island Anne goes to college. What I found really interesting about this book is how similar Anne's experiences at college were to my own almost 100 years later. Anne lives with a group of roommates who are her good friends. She studies and dates. She, of course, has a live-in chaperon, which I did not. One thing that bugged me about this book is how many proposals Anne gets and rejects. Sure, Anne Shirley is great and all, but must every guy like her? I kind of wish that there had...more
Amanda
I read this entire one last night, staying up much too late -- what is summer for, if not that? I just had to find out what happens with Anne and Gilbert, and whether or not he recovers from typhoid. Not that I didn't know -- but it's the experience, after all. Again, I was adult-impressed with Montgomery's ability to transform life stages into Anne's life, college in this case, and to transform even her idealism into something so much more beautiful in real life. College is really a bubble time...more
Heather
I just melt with happiness whenever I read a book from this series. Sounds corny, I know, but it's so true! No other characters warm my heart quite the way Anne and the rest of the beloved characters from Avonlea do. This particular book was especially gratifying and had me shedding some happy tears at the end of it. Those of you who've read it know what I'm talking about! Can I just say "woohoooo!!" :D

This series is my ultimate feel-good, gives-ya-the-warm-fuzzies kinda comfort reading. It doe...more
Cecily
There are certain books you read so many times that you could almost recite them from memory. This is one of those for me. I just picked it up the other day and zipped through it on a whim. It had been a few years.

This read was kind of interesting for me because I'm now a lot older than Anne and I've done the college thing and blah blah blah. And I've gotten to the point where I can actually see some of Anne's flaws as a person, which is rather uncomfortable, actually. She used to be the epitome...more
Lady
Here is this book distilled into one sentence:

"'Blah blah blah BLAH BLAH blah BLAH,' said Anne dreamily."
Heather
3.5 stars. I liked that this installment of the series picked up right where the last book left off, but at the same time for some reason I was a bit surprised by this.

In this part of the story, Anne is off to Redmond to receive her degree along with Gilbert Blythe and a couple of other friends from Avonlea. It is definitely a turning point for Anne as she heads in this direction while some of her friends, including her closest friend Diana, stay behind and prepare to marry and start families o...more
Degeorgetown
After this book the series has lost its charm, I don't think I'll read any of the other books. This wasn't exactly a bad book... just kind of tedious. It takes place over 3 years and goes between Anne being at college and at Green Gables.

The best part: Anne and Gilbert finally get together!

The good part: It's fun to see Anne and her friends making a home out of Patty's place, even if her new friend Phil is extremely annoying.

The bad part: Davy is still disturbing to read about. He cries because...more
Sarah
This has always been one of my favourites in the Anne series. I read it again recently and found it enjoyable as ever, although several things about it are highly irritating.

1. I find Anne's obsession with putting flowers on people's graves a bit MUCH. She seems to devote countless hours of her life to making pilgrimages the graves of every last dead person she has ever known OR EVEN HEARD ABOUT on the anniversary of their death to leave a bunch of freshly-picked flowers. Find some less morbid...more
Angelica
L.M. Montgomery's irrepressible red-headed heroine, Anne Shirley - she of the high ideals, fiery temper, and elfin beauty - returns in this third volume devoted to her adventures, first published in 1915, and following upon the initial Anne of Green Gables (1908), and its first sequel, Anne of Avonlea (1909). Picking up one week after the events of the preceding book, Anne of the Island is the story of Anne's four years at Redmond College, and follows her as she leaves the island - Prince Edward...more
Risa
Anne finally goes to Redmond College to earn herself a B A degree, and she has a lovely four-year spell. She’s back with her old school chums, Stella and Priscilla and she makes a new friend in the unusual yet charming Phillipa Gordon. They get themselves a little dream house during the final three years of college, enjoy a lovely comradie, fall in love and/or get proposed to, and generally do a lot of growing up.

I enjoyed reading this book as much as I did the previous one and the one before th...more
Caitlin Emery
Choosing to re-read this series has most definitely been my best literary decision of the year. Oh, Anne. You are my most kindred of spirits. I know I'm not the only little girl who felt like Anne the dreamer spoke to a part of her soul that no one else really understood, but I swear she speaks to me more as an adult than she ever did as a kid, and I wonder why the series was only on the young adult shelves in my library growing up. In this chapter of her journey, Anne leaves her home and teachi...more
Emily
Another wonderful book about Anne; I loved the whole thing - I'm not very generous in my ratings, but I should probably give this one 5 stars instead of 4. I suspect that, as I continue with the series, I'll forget what events happened in each book. Thus, here is a quick list of highlights to jog my memory in the future:
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Rachel
Not as great as the first book...honestly it should have ended there. Now it's getting a little too draggy for moi... It's set in an era where if you aren't married early, everyone just knows you're going to die alone, and most of the plot and almost all its characters revolve around that.

I'd recommend it to only the truest of Anne Shirley fans, **spoiler alert**
because the waiting, and waiting, and...etc for Anne to realize what an impossible person she is, is a lot to suffer. By impossible I...more
Lydia Presley
This is my favorite book of the Anne of Green Gables series (well, one of two favorites). The story held in the pages of Anne of the Island is one filled with the growing pains of youth, the losing of dreams, replaced by the gaining of new dreams, the making of new friends, saying goodbye to old and life continuing it's everlasting journey of passing us by.

Although the times were different, much of what L.M. Montgomery wrote of Anne's experience at college is still the same today. It's a time fo...more
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There was nobody else — there never could be anybody else for me but you. I’ve loved you ever since that day you broke your slate over my head in school.

I’m so glad I’m finally getting around to reading this series. I enjoyed the first two Anne books, and this one was no exception. This one is about Anne’s college years, her relationship with her friends Priscilla and Philippa, and also about her beaux Gilbert and Royal.

Spoilers ahead, but it probably doesn’t matter as most of you have already...more
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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...more
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“Anne laughed.

"I don't want sunbursts or marble halls, I just want you.”
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