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Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables #2)
This book was a great continuation of her story and I love seeing Anne and her friends start to become adults while still keeping their fantastic personalities.
Gilbert is also my fave forever especially because he is WAITING FOR HER without expecting anything beyond friendship - though he is still hopeful, he's more concerned about being a man worthy of her while being her friend, not convincing her he's a "nice guy".
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 ...more
This was exactly what I needed . . . the long soak in a hot tub, the breath of fresh air, the perfect antidote to the hatred and venom spewed by the racist, rabid yam currently running for President. Yes, after a week of watching a 70-year-old toddler throw daily tantrums, it was so refreshing to pick up this book and escape to a world where you could stumble upon a stranger's house and be invited in for tea.
This volume concentrates on Anne's two years spent teaching. There are good days a ...more
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 ...more
Another Series of Letters.
A woman picked a leaf out of my hair on the bus today (true story… it's very windy and
Also, the postman didn’t knock on the door and just ...more
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 ...more
As anyone who's read Anne's first installment can imagine, this made it a bit difficult for me t ...more
“ ‘Not failure but low aim is crime.’ We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it’s grand and great. Hold fast to your ideals, Anne.”
I generally suck at making comparisons but this time I’ll give it a try without caring for the consequences. Reading this book was like eating a bowl full of my favorite Nestle chocos piled on top of each other in semi-warm milk; delightful, sweet, scrumptious, effort ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
What I did not like:
1. Anne, I still love her ... but she's just not the SAME and it always breaks my heart a little. Of course, she's still ANNE - she does talk to herself ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
How perfectly lovely!! This book, as well as the first one, has also succeeded in making me so utterly happy while reading it. It teaches so many good morals through its pages it is impossible not to love it.
Anne's character is just so lovable. It is just a joy to see her grow up without loosing what makes her so special and unique.
I have become so attached to her, as well as to the rest of the characters. I honestly love them all and it feels like I know them, which is a very strange ...more
I'm not sure if I would have this intense connection to L.M. Montgomery had I not read every scrap of hers that I could ...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