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The Story Girl (The Story Girl #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  5,960 ratings  ·  259 reviews
I do like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it. The Story Girl said that once upon a time. Felix and I, on the May morning when we left Toronto for Prince Edward Island, had not then heard her say it, and, indeed, were but barely aware of the existence of such a person as the Story Girl. We did not know her at all under that name. We knew on ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 28th 2008 by Book Jungle (first published 1911)
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Maryse
Feb 01, 2010 Maryse rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The young at hearts
Frankly, the only reason I wanted to read the book was because of the "Avonlea" series on TV. I was obsessed with that series and I think I cried when it ended. Childhood never looked so idyllic and magical as it did on the show -- the endearing innocence, the clumsy chaos and petty squabbles, the boundless imagination heightened by the panoramic, postcard quality landscape of PEI. It reminded me so much of my own childhood, enjoying the summer with my cousins, climbing hills and trees, explorin ...more
fragaria
di buku ini tokoh utamanya tentu aja, sesuai judulnya, si gadis pendongeng yang bernama asli sara stanley. dia bisa dibilang paling unik di antara anak2 segengnya, soalnya gadis pendongeng ini jago sekali bercerita. setiap kisah yang dia ceritakan selalu terasa begitu hidup kalau disimak. maka buku ini pun berisi banyak cerita-cerita yang diceritakan gadis pendongeng. tentu saja semua ceritanya bagus dan aku sadar setiap cerita itu mengandung pelajaran tersendiri.

demikian pula dengan berbagai ha
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Mia Queen
Ah, betapa saya menyenangi karya L.M . Montgomery. Membaca buku karangan beliau, senantiasa mengingatkan saya akan betapa menyenangkannya masa jaman anak-anak dulu. Ceria, senantiasa bergembira ria, piknik di kebun belakang rumah.

Ah, masa lalu yang sangat indah. Tidak terinterupsi dengan yang namanya stress, tidak termanipulasi dengan yang namanya pikiran buruk. Di mana yang ada hanya tertawa, bercanda, paling paling stress dikit kalo menghafal perkalian.

3 bintang untuk cerita yang membuat saya
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Kirei
Loved this book. I am not sure why it is not more famous.

The part in the middle where they write their dream books almost made me want to cry it was so bittersweet.

I can totally understand the children's feelings about the end of the world! In February, an asteroid whizzed right by the earth and made me as scared as they were! LOL

Montgomery tries to convince the reader that Sarah Stanley (the Story Girl) is the most interesting person in the book, but I thought it was definitely Peter. Felicity
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Anne OfGreenGables
Absolutely perfect. L.M. Montgomery is my hands-down favorite author, and this is her best book. I have read it at least ten times and counting. I love all of the characters, especially Cecily. My favorite part is the dream-book episode, when they all eat rich food so that they will have exciting dreams.
Ade Tawalapi
Hal yang bisa ku kutip dari buku ini setelah membacanya :

"Bahan untuk pakain baru-pakaian siang maupun malam-bisa di beli di toko mana pun dengan harga terjangkau lalu dijahit dengan tangan. Tapi, jika mimpi melarikan diri darimu, di pasar mana di seluruh dunia bisa mendapatkannya kembali? Atau, mata uang apa yang bisa membeli kembali gambaran yang indah namun hilang itu?"

"Selama masih ada kehidupan selalu ada harapan,"

"Ketika kau temukan fakta bahwa seorang sahabatmu dalam keadaan kritis dan di
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Elinor  Loredan
A book I don't want to end, I so savor the atmosphere and characters. The first time I read it I was rather disappointed, perhaps from too high expectations. I was bothered by continual references to everyone's looks-Felicity's beauty, Felix's corpulence, Dan's wide mouth, etc. That aspect of the story doesn't bother me now, the children are so hilarious and endearing.

One thing that does bother me about LMM's work in general, however, is that she tends to emphasize looks too much for my taste, a
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Katri
I've last read this book a long, long time ago in my childhood. I think the previous translation I read must have been much worse than the new translation which came out (I've again read the book in Finnish, not yet in English) as I was much more enchanted by it this time around. It's more episodic than Montgomery's other work, and it's different from her other novels in that the point of view character is a boy, and the story is told in first person, though the imaginative, artistic girl descri ...more
Ria
Butuh perjuangan panjang untuk menyelesaikan satu buku. Tapi, setidaknya mencoba dan memanfaatkan waktu daripada tidak sama sekali kan ? ;)

Bicara soal masa kecil, tentu saja menarik ingatan saya jauh kebelakang mengenang semua masa-masa yang menyenangkan sebagai seorang anak kecil; di besarkan oleh cerita, dongeng dan kisah-kisah keluarga yang tanpa saya sadari selalu hidup dalam hati dan ingatan. Begitu juga saat membaca kisah ini. Well, sehabis menutup buku ini, saya sedih karena ceritanya ha
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April
When I was a kid, I believed everything people told me. I wasn't stupid, just green. And while I would be terrified for days that Something Bad was going to happen, I was always a little ... disappointed when I found out the truth. That's the trade-off: relief that I wasn't actually going to die, etc., for a loss of innocence, wonder, and naivete.

The Story Girl follows a group of kids with childhoods similar to mine. Their imaginations often get the better of them, with predictably hilarious res
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Josephine
This one was just ok. Nothing special about it. Some points were downright annoying and I wondered why I even kept reading it. It has no real plot so there is nothing to look forward to to keep you reading. It's basically the story of some boys who go and stay with their cousins for the summer and all the fun things the kids do together. There was a prevailing theme of religious confusion through the book and that really bothered me. There was a couple chapters where the kids read in the newspap ...more
Holly
I really love L.M. Montgomery Here books just make you think of how the "olden" days had to be yet they still are fairly easy to see things from today's life. This book is about a family of Cousins who are all living together (or between to farms) for a while and all their adventures they go through. You here a lot from one girl who really loves to tell stories and can mezmerize all young and old as she tells her stories. I love how each child has their own strength and weaknesses and you can a ...more
Laura
This was a sweet story about a young girl who has a talent for telling stories. Some of the escapades were genuinely hilarious, but then again, Montgomery managed to mix in some bad theology, which was meant to be humorous, but which I found irreverent. Also, she had the children indulge in a few superstitious beliefs which coincidents made appear correct, (Peg Bowen's witchery, etc.). One part I did really like, though was when it was stated that 'Dan stayed home because he wanted to finish his ...more
Duane
What a wonderful story teller L.M. Montgomery was. So wholesome, lighthearted, loveable, but very subtle in the presentation, not overly sweet. You don't become attached to her characters, you fall in love with them. I have read all of the Anne books (wonderful), and a few of her other novels and a volume of her short stories. I still have the Emily books to look forward to and many more short stories. Children everywhere should have the opportunity to read Montgomery's work and of course any ad ...more
Rachael Eyre
If I had to choose a book to live in, The Story Girl (and its sequel The Golden Road) would be it. Yes, it's naturally entrenched in the values system of over a century ago, where women were expected to mind the hearth and the main recreation was going to church, but Prince Edward Island seems such an idyllic place to grow up.

I've yet to meet a better realised, more likable bunch of kids than the little band of the story. While the Story Girl would be considered a Mary Sue nowadays- "not pretty
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Morgan
Feb 19, 2014 Morgan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone because it is very kid friendly and would be intriuging even for adults.
Recommended to Morgan by: A friend of mine from my school
The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery is a very good book for a girl like me that loves action and mistery. But this book is a drama and love story not one of my most favorite books to read. This book on the other hand was very entertaining and fill my interests in this new book. Though I do think the author did to much detail which sometimes made me loose my place on the page, trying to understand what I had just read. The main character in this story is Beverlen King. He is a brown haired, blue ey ...more
Su Abeille
Woof. It's always hard for me to accept that some of LM Montgomery's books are weak and plotless or that she re-usued so many storylines and characterizations. The first time I read this book was during my early teen years when, as a huge library nerd, I would read every book by my favorite authours (a list that included Desmond Morris and Anne Rice.) I realized last week that I couldn't remember anything about this book - about half way thru re-reading it as a 35 yr old, I realized why it hadn' ...more
Frances
Sweet, classic L.M. Montgomery.
Shandy Yeo
Judul: The Story Girl (The Story Girl #1)
Penulis: Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canada, 30 November 1874 - Canada, 24 April 1942)
Publikasi: Canada, 1911

Satu-satunya ketidakpuasan saya pada novel ini adalah novel ini tidak universal. Novel ini lebih tepatnya dibaca oleh penganut Kristen, kecuali orang yang membacanya tidak keberatan dengan ajaran-ajaran Kristen di novel ini.

'The Story Girl' bukanlah literatur anak yang membosankan. Banyak kisah-kisah keluarga diceritakan kembali oleh Gadis Pendongeng kep
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Shaima


I absolutely loved it. It made me cry when the kids would show their innocent thinking, making me miss so much about being a kid, what we lose of ourselves when we grow up. And that uncle Roger cracked me up! He reminded me so much of my favorite American literature professor.
Agostino Scafidi
It was a wonderful little story and there were lots of wonderful little stories within it as well! The beginning kind of just threw you in and got you acquainted with the characters right away. Mind you, there were some introductory efforts but the author put trust in the reader to have an open mind and feel welcome enough to approach each character freely.

I've only recently delved into the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery, namely with the Anne of Green Gables series. I happened to read some goo
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Cari
At first I was annoyed with the author for calling Sara Stanley 'The Story Girl', but once I got over that... loved it. I was up til past midnight reading this one night and laughing my head off. It is full of funny and intriguing tales. Was definitely a worthwhile read. :)
Allison Whelan
One of Montgomery's lesser-known, far under-rated books following the adventures of seven children. The Story Girl (Sara Stanley) is such a captivating character and each of the stories she tells reel you in. One could argue that the story doesn't have much of a plot since the pages are mostly filled with short stories told by the Story Girl. While I suppose that is true, there are still several adorable, funny adventures in between. This L. M. Montgomery tale will definitely be a re-read. When ...more
Weni
Hadiah dari seorang sahabat.

Ceritanya khas Montgomery.
3.5 bintang.
Salah satu dongeng yang didongengkan oleh gadis pendongeng dalam buku ini sudah saya dongengkan kepada anak saya ketika dia minta didongengkan sebuah dongeng :D
Mary
I did not like this book as much as the Anne books. It seemed to be a series of short stories strung together with the same main characters. So more of a sit com than a drama. Two boys come to spend a summer - that stretches on into fall - with their aunt and uncle on PEI. The Story Girl is a cousin who lives with other relatives nearby.

The adults seem to find the kids funny, but do not often help them when they are confused. The children read in the newspaper that Judgment Day is tomorrow at
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Kathryn
Could not get into this one, especially. Not sure why as I ought to have loved it--a story-teller girl and a bunch of kids who produce their own magazine? So perfect for adolescent me!
Rebecca
I share a nickname with the eponymous Miss. Tis shame LM never utilised 'The Incredible Sulk'.

Sarah Sammis
Strange little book.
Meg
I had read the entire “Anne of Green Gables” series and the “Emily of New Moon” books but I hadn’t read any of her other books. I decided to pick it up. Once I got it home I simply couldn’t put it down. It was such a great story I forgot what a descriptive author she was. She painted the most beautiful picture of the orchard in which the children played. It made me long for my childhood summers spend at Nannie and Granddad’s on the Gulf Shore of Nova Scotia. It took me two days to read the book; ...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
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