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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Aug 20, 2012

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As many other reviewers have commented, this book reminded me quite a bit of "Anne of Green Gables". Rebecca is a positive, happy person, not nearly as dramatic as Anne. Anne found a benefactress in Marilla Cuthbert, although Marilla had originally wanted a boy to help around the farm. Rebecca's benefactress, her Aunt Miranda, had originally wanted Rebecca's sister Hannah to come live with her. Anne and Rebecca turned out to be more what Marilla and Miranda needed rather than wanted. Both girls love learning and would not have had their education were it not for their patronesses. Just as Matthew Cuthbert took a back seat to Marilla, so does Aunt Jane to Miranda, but Anne has a special relationship with Matthew as Rebecca does with Jane. Anne finds a kindred spirit in Diana and Rebecca finds a bosom friend in Emma Jane. I could go on and on with the comparisons, the stories are that similar. And while I liked this book, I still prefer my beloved Anne Shirley.

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42.0% "Written in 1903. Anne of Green Gables written in 1908. Very similar."
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