Emily of New Moon
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Emily of New Moon is the first in a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery about an orphan girl growing up in Canada. It was first published in 1923.
The Emily novels depicted life through the eyes of a young orphan girl, Emily Starr, who is raised by her relatives after her father dies of tuberculosis. Montgomery considered Emily to be a character much closer to her own personality than Anne, and some of the events which occur in the Em ...more
Anne fans, I INSIST that you try Emily at some point.
I love the Emily books so much. Her passion and her dreams, along with her dignity, were expressed in a way that really appealed to me when I read them as an impressionable teenager. The formative years of every girl's life are filled with wild hopes and worries and exhilaration, and as an adult, I re-read ...more
That's it. That's the review.
She's more serious and complex than Anne but just as stubborn and just as lovable. Written for teens and young adults, but anyone can enjoy this wonderful classic. ...more
I also really liked the fact that Emily actually grows up in this book and goes out ...more
I read “Jane of Lantern Hill” back in April and May of this year. I really enjoyed it and became determined to read more by Mrs. Montgomery. It was a little ridiculous how long it took me to choose between all the book options available. (Color me impressed that she wrote so many novels throughout her life.) Being in a reading funk didn’t he ...more
“It had always seemed to Emily, ever since she could remember, that she was very, very near to a world of wonderful beauty. Between it and herself hung only a thin curtain; she could never draw the curtain aside-- but sometimes, just for a ...more
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I love her spunk, though. When she hid under the table to listen to the family conclave and was retorting furiously to them in her mind, I immediately thought, "I like this girl!" I also feel like I relate more to Emily than to Anne. Emily is more brooding and withdrawn like me, whereas Anne is someone I wish I was like.
Delight and magic are fo ...more
I liked this book well enough. It had its moments, but I couldn't help comparing it to Anne of Green Gables, one of my favorite books. There were many similarities between the two books: orphaned girl with spunk, stern Aunt, clumsy mishaps, writing and poetry, the works.
That said, this book did surprise me at times (Dean Priest!) and it certain ...more
Emily makes an interesting foil for Anne--both are unwanted orphans raised unwillingly by a set of siblings. But Emily is more reserved than Anne. She seems to take herself a bit more seriously and not go on such flights of fancy.
The story ...more
“To love is easy and therefore common - but to understand - how rare it is!”
Somehow Emily’s story manages to be both easier and less idyllic than that of Anne. Emily gets to experience the com ...more
After Emily Byrd Starr is orphaned, her Aunts Elizabeth and Laura take her to live with them at New Moon—and soon Emily finds herself quite at home at the proud farmstead. She founds the local underaged artist's guild, writes and writes and writes, and grows into her legacy.
1. For a book allegedly for children, this review is going to have a lot of swearing in it [trigger warning for fucking goddamned child predators]:
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST DEAN PRIEST IS A FUCKING PEDOPHILE A ...more
The early chapters I found viscerally moving. I was reading in the window at Mario's and found myself snuffling away tears at Emily's loss o ...more
Great story, filled with some terrible, potentially triggering, adults. The teacher, Miss Brownell is a sadistic monster, the local doctor is a misogynist who treats his daughter like an unwanted stray cat, Emily's aunt Elizabeth is cruel and unjust and don't get me started on Teddy's weirdo mother. Which is one of the reasons this story is so compelling; unfortunately, many of us knew adults like this when we were children. As this book points out, there is one system of justice for adul ...more
Emily's father dies and she is then taken by the prou ...more
This morning I noticed Mel Campbell's review of the book come up in my newsfeed, and my first reaction was a sharp intake of breath--a kind of preemptive wince born of the idea that anyone might, in any way, not love Emily wholeheartedly, or love her the way that I do. Clearly Emily's passionate loves and jealousies were something I was drawn to as a child!
As an adult, I enjoy the latter Emily books more--Emily is less dreamy, more pragmatic, though still drawn to making disastrously bad decisio...more
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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 ...more