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

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  93,367 Ratings  ·  1,811 Reviews
Anne of the Island is the third heartwarming book about red-haired orphan Anne Shirley.

As her childhood friends get married and move away, Anne too leaves Prince Edward Island for college in Kingsport. Although Priscilla Grant and Gilbert Blythe are there, too, she feels lonely and out of place. But Anne soon makes new friends, one of whom is rich, handsome Roy Gardner, wh
Paperback, 340 pages
Published August 6th 2009 by Puffin (first published 1915)
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30th out of 60 books — 15 voters
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Jan 17, 2016 Maureen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love Anne and I love Gilbert and I love everyone and I love these books.

Following Anne's story has made me SO HAPPY it's just so lovely and I can't deal with how good this series is.

Anne at college and all her adventures are so lovely. <3

I have no other words besides that I love these books.
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, classics
May 01, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016reviews
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"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.

Dear Manchester,

Anne says hi.

Hope you’re well.



Mrs Gardner,
You called your son Royal?
What is wro
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
Nov 12, 2015 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Naomi Bennet

How did I ever rate this book less than five stars???!!!!! It was brilliant. No, more than that. It was captivating, thrilling, and so emotional. I don't know why I got so emotional while reading this. I almost yelled out loud, and I cried about five times. GAH. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Where has my love for it been all my life?!!! Why have I not read this 20 times yet?!!!! I loved it to bits. Definitely a new all-time-favourite.

I loved it, okay?!!!!
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
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
helen the bookowl
2.5/5 stars.
This is the third book in the "Anne of Green Gables" and also the book where Anne gets to go out into the world and educate herself. That's why I was expecting a story including new characters and different settings. However, I was very disappointed to realize that while Anne does go out into the world, she goes home to Green Gables a lot and about half of the book takes place in the same surroundings as the first two books in the series.
I know that L. M. Montgomery has created a s
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
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Nov 01, 2015 The Book Queen rated it it was amazing
PERFECT. This book is my favourite in the series, if only for that ending. I fangirl-squee every time I read it, and I never fangirl-squee.

P.S. I love Anne and Gilbert together and Gilbert is wonderful
Aug 18, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
So, I've read this book quite a few times, but I've never actually written out a review for it! The Anne of Green Gables series has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I read the first one at age 8. I bought it at my school's Scholastic book fair, on a whim. It looked like a fun book! I still have that copy (the cover has been precariously taped on & my address is written inside the cover in pink gel pen - with a lipstick kiss print! LOL :P). For years after that I was obsessed, only ...more
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In book three of the series, Anne Shirley goes away to Redmond College, along with Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane. She rooms with her old friend Prissy Grant, and a new friend Philippa Gordon. College life has some surprises in store for Anne, including more than one marriage proposal and a possible new career as a writer.

I never read these books as a child, but I am certainly enjoying them now. Anne is a marvelously engaging character – intelligent, naï
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
Apr 26, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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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
Thom Swennes
Sep 24, 2012 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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
Dec 14, 2008 Melody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heard
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
Sep 23, 2011 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 20, 2009 JoLee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, audio
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
Jun 09, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 23, 2009 miaaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fictions-others
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
Mar 18, 2016 Iolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Anne with an E is no longer 11 years old. She is twenty-two when the book finished— and I feel in a way, I’ve watched her grow up. Both from the movies and books. Her development in this one is fantastic, we get glimmers of sadness and loneliness from her, she has moments when she feels unsure about herself and what she's doing with her life. Young Anne would've shrugged it off and continue with prancing around the place without a care. Anne of the Island made me an emotional wreck! It is mos ...more
"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
Caitlin Emery
Aug 28, 2011 Caitlin Emery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, favorites
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
Feb 25, 2009 nila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, classic
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Mar 09, 2009 Sylvia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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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Other Books in the Series

Anne of Green Gables (10 books)
  • Before Green Gables
  • Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
  • Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
  • Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
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  • The Blythes Are Quoted (Anne of Green Gables, #9)

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