Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables #4)
Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summersideand they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Po...more
But for all that, I loved the characters in this book. Rebecca Dew cracked me up, as did Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty, with their buttermilk secrets; Dusty Miller the cat; Katherine Brooke; Nora Nelson and Jim Wilcox; little Elizabeth; Cyrus Taylor (oh, but that was a hilarious e...more
Anne and Gilbert are engaged and while Gilbert is off at medical school, Anne has taken a job as principal at Summerside High School.
Much of this book is made up of letters from Anne to Gilbert. I just wish there was more of Gilbert in this story like maybe some of his letters to Anne. L.M. Montgomery rarely wrote much from the hero's side in her books, something...more
I didn't care for the style--half letters from Anne to Gilbert, and half third-person, with no good reason to switch back and forth between the two. There are a ton of new characters, but the sheer volume precludes any satisfying character development. Anne see...more
Did that seriously happen in this book? Or did some of my pages have LSD on them?
Anne writes lots of letters to Gilbert, but we never get to see any letters that Gil writes to her. Also, lots of new characters are introduced in this book and I wonder how on earth Anne is going to keep up with all these people.
Also, Anne has officially turned into the perfect person who changes the life of everyone she meets. Honestly, does this woman hav...more
Sejak pertama kali datang Anne sudah disuguhi cerita bahwa ada ke...more
Although they were funny, there were too many ill-humored cranks in this book...are there really that many in a small population? The book seemed more like a sort-of inter-related series of short stories than a plotted novel, but they stories were fun, so i...more
In Anne of Windy Poplars the dreaded Pringles make their appearance. And it's oh so much more than the movie shows. They are so dreadful, each and every one of them, but everything else is an...more
I'm beginning to believe that LM Montgomery wrote the Anne books as an escapist fantasy for herself, as Anne is so utterly impossible a creature - with Anne's background, she would be permanently damaged psychologically, and this happy horseshit of "Oh, [insert name here]! Isn't [insert random natural phenomenon here] wonderful? Isn't it splendid to know that tomorrow will always come?" is simply unbelievable.
People like Kath...more
Di Summerside, terdapat keluarga besar yang menganggap diri mereka 'royal family'. Mereka bebas melakukan apa saja, dan semua orang tunduk pada mereka. Mereka bernama keluarga Pringles. Keluarga Pringles ini sangat s...more
Part of the problem was that the characters were generally not that interesting. A few were good, but some seemed just like characters from the third book. Some of the people even made the exact same jokes. Part of the problem was that there were so many characters no one really got to develop, and part of the problem for me was that some of the characters were merged in the movies and t...more
The rest: She's getting a bit cynical, which is no surprise considering some of the traumatic social scenarios Montgomery pelts her with. I like that, because it's a realistic bit of evolution in a maturing character.
The glowing-angel-lighting-up-every-room thing is, however, very tiresome. Reminds me of the bit of the Matrix trilogy when Neo becomes superman/Jesus, impervious to failure, adored and/or grudgingly admired by the masses. Gives you little incentive to read when y...more
As always, every one of Montgomery's characters are fabulously created and quickly became dear to my heart. But my favorit...more
However, Anne is as loveable as ever, and makes friends with her students and some of their parents as well as new neighbors, including Minerva Tomgallon. Of course, there's a few people who aren't too crazy about...more
Perjuangan Anne sebagai kepala sekolah di tengah desa baru, dengan penduduk dengan berbagai macam karakter. Orang tua, orang muda, anak sekolah, kawin lari, pemakaman, liburan musim panas,..
Membaca buku ini seperti membaca diary, dengan gaya surat2 seperti yang sering kutulis dulu sewaktu berpindah2 kota. Lebih banyak membicarakan karakter orang.. bersikap baik itu mudah
Oh, Anne, sebegitu mudahkah jalan untuk hidupmu sehingga semua ora...more
Lama buatku untuk menunggu buku ini diterbitkan, padahal buku yang ketiganya secara berturut2 diterbitkan cepat oleh Qanita. Apa salah satu stratgi penerbit ya, so penggemar Anne penasaran dengan buku ke-4.
Setelah terbit dan liat covernya. Gw senang bgt liat cewek cantik dan manis yag menghiasi cover depan (sama si dengan cover ketiga). Dengan gaun tahun era Eropa masih pake gaun2 kembang dan topi lucu2...
Tapi satu hal yg buat kecewa, warna...more
Serial ke 4 dari nona Anne Shirley, Anne masih tetap menjadi gadis manis kesayangan semua belah pihak, kecuali keluarga Pringle. Tapi seperti biasa dengan keceriaannya, bahkan keluarga Pringlepun menyukai Anne.
Tidak banyak yang bisa diceritakan dari Anne of Windy Poplars ini, bahkan bagaimana Anne menjadi kepala sekolah juga tidak dijelaskan dengan detail. Hanya ada kejadian-kejadian menarik seputar Windy Poplars, kisah cinta beberapa gadis dan El...more
Particularly if you've seen the movies, this book should not be passed over. I think it's so fun to see how they stayed true to the stor...more
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