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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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May 26, 10

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Read from May 15 to 25, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Anne of Green Gables is such an amazing book. It is the one the most pleasant reads I have ever come across. It just fills you with Anne's contentment and enthusiasm with the world. This is such a sweet story about a little 11 or 12 year old orphan girl who is brought to Avonlea by mistake to be adpoted by the Cuthberts, Marrilla and Matthew. They meant to have a boy sent to adopt to help Matthew on the farm but Anne was sent by accident. Matthew is deeply afraid of women and girls alike, but takes an unexpected comfort and liking the Anne. Anne is quite dramatic, talkitive, and imaginative and finds joy in everything around her. If there something not joyful, she imagines that it is. Anne and Marilla and Matthew grow to love oneanthoer dearly. Anne becomes close with the other adults in town as well like Mrs. Rachel Lynde and Mrs. Barry and Miss Barry (The Barry's Aunt) and Mrs. Allen and so forth. Anne meets the little girl next door, Diana, and they take a vow of Bosom Friends Forever. They become the closest and dearest of friends. Anne becomes quite popular with the girls and boys at school. One of the first days at school Anne makes an enemy of Gilbert Blythe. He called her carrots because of her red red hair (which she was quite self concious about) and she becomes infuriated and smashes her tablet over Gilberts head. Anne is always making mistakes but makes the point that even though she is thoughtless often and makes mistakes, she never makes the same mistake twice. Each of the big mistakes, Flavoring the cake wrong, dying her hair, falling off the roof... teach her something thing new and Anne begins to grow up and channel her imaginations and enthusiam into a much more mature way of life. Her and about 6 of the kids she has grown up with go off to college (the rivalry with Gilbert still entact, although at this point it is just for show after rufusing Gilberts last plea for forgivness over the years). Anne learns a lot and comes back to her beloved Green Gables a much distinguished young lady to some more life discovering incidents. This is such a wonderful story of growing up and better yourself. Anne is not perfect, but she tries very hard in life and shows that that is the most important thing. I absoulutely loved this story and cant wait to read the other books. This book had 240 pages.
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