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Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
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Jun 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult
Read from June 05 to 09, 2011

After reading the "Great Canadians" biography, I knew I had to read the L.M. Montgomery books that I had not read before...this is the first. It's shorter than the Anne or Emily books, and the characters are definitely not as well developed. It was a very quick read. I enjoyed it mostly for the familiarity of Montgomery's writing; the story didn't really grab me. I was also somewhat frustrated at Montgomery's dismissal of a male orphan character (she is usually very sympathetic with her orphans)...he is dismissed as a hot-headed Italian, which is bothersome for a number of reasons today (though it was likely a different story in the early 1900s when Montgomery was writing this). It was ok, but not great.

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