Oct 12, 12
Read from September 06 to October 10, 2012, read count: Dozens, probably!
2011 - I just recently listened to the first several Anne books on CD, in what is becoming a yearly ritual. This has always been my absolute favorite of the series - even when I was a kid, oddly enough (in retrospect I have no idea why since it's much more of an adult book than the first ones). I love everything about this book - the setting, the characters (I need a Captain Jim in my life!), the story of Leslie and Dick Moore, the added depth of character Anne earns as a result of her trials in this book. When I was a teen my mom asked me why I thought that the central tragedy of this book happened - she said she didn't feel like it fit the series. But for me, it's always been part of the appeal. This, really, is Anne's coming-of-age book. This is where she experiences true heartbreak and deep sorrow. This story is especially poignant to me right now, when many things in my life parallel Anne's.
10/10/12 - I have been reading this off and on through the summer, dipping into it every now and then when I was tired of reading heavy review books. I finished it the other day and loved it just as much as always. This one never gets old for me.