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Anne of Avonlea

(Anne of Green Gables #2)

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Anne of Avonlea is the second story in the ever-popular Anne of Green Gables series.

Now Anne is half past sixteen and she's ready to begin a new life teaching in her old school. She's as feisty as ever and is fiercely determined to inspire young hearts with her own ambitions. But some of her pupils are as boisterous and high-spirited as Anne, and so life in her Avonlea cla
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 6th 2009 by Puffin Classics (first published 1909)
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Tome Reader I think Davey is Montgomery's attempt at humor. He's supposed to be funny but he hasn't stood the test of time.

He's destructive and abusive to…more
I think Davey is Montgomery's attempt at humor. He's supposed to be funny but he hasn't stood the test of time.

He's destructive and abusive to animals, for starters. I read the first 2 books of this series and loved them. By book three, though, I could no longer overlook the casual animal abuse. I quit. Which is too bad. I love Anne and the wonderful way L.M. Montgomery writes about her. So many quotable lines throughout. But I refuse to read any more about chicken plucking (alive), killing stray cats and hanging pet dogs. Just done.

You have every right to criticize what you're reading whether you've finished it or not. (less)
Shelby The second two movies are not very much like the books. I definitely would read Anne of Avonlea before Anne of the Island, there are a few things that…moreThe second two movies are not very much like the books. I definitely would read Anne of Avonlea before Anne of the Island, there are a few things that take place in Anne of Avonlea lead to Anne of the Island. (less)

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Miranda Reads
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Why did Anne have to grow up so fast?

The first book was fabulous! Lots of fun mischief but the second has her at 16 already! Where did those four years go? Laura Ingalls Wilder didn't skimp out on the childhood.

I enjoyed this book - seeing Anne blossom into a young school teacher (aside: Totally not fair that everyone get such great jobs out of high school?? Same with Laura Ingalls Wilder. They just handed out jobs to anyone who would take them!)

A pet peeve of mine was really played upon. All
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great continuation of her story and I love seeing Anne and her friends start to become adults while still keeping their fantastic personalities.
Gilbert is also my fave forever especially because he is WAITING FOR HER without expecting anything beyond friendship - though he is still hopeful, he's more concerned about being a man worthy of her while being her friend, not convincing her he's a "nice guy".
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was more enchanted by this book the first time I read it. More recently, I was put off by the description of the pair of twins Anne and Marilla adopt: Davy and Dora.

Davy is a handful, asking impossible questions, getting into trouble and so forth. Dora is quiet and well-behaved. Anne and Marilla love Davy more (by their own words). The idea is repeated three or four times. Good little Dora is respectable, obedient, predictable and boring; she just doesn't need as much attention and direction a
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
It's almost worse now that Anne and Gilbert are actually friends. *rubs fist over heart*



I will persevere!


This was exactly what I needed . . . the long soak in a hot tub, the breath of fresh air, the perfect antidote to the hatred and venom spewed by the racist, rabid yam currently running for President. Yes, after a week of watching a 70-year-old toddler throw daily tantrums, it was so refreshing to pick up this book and escape to a world where you could stumble upon a stranger's house and be invited in for tea.

This volume concentrates on Anne's two years spent teaching. There are good days a
"I’d like to add some beauty to life. I don’t exactly want to make people know more… though I know that is the noblest ambition… but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me… to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn’t been born."

I think my timing with this book was just perfect. I read this around the Thanksgiving holiday, and I believe not only is it a comforting piece, but also a wonderful reminder to be thankful for the small joys in l



infinity stars / review to come!!!!


i love Anne
Nov 22, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anne of Green Gables Fans
I remember liking L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Avonlea immensely when I first read it as a young teenager, and during my recent rereads, I have still managed to enjoy most of the story (most of the featured episodes) almost as much as I did then, especially the anecdotes about the Avonlea Village Improvement Society (AVIS). But even more than the AVIS interludes, I have been rather pleasantly surprised at how much I have loved reading about both Paul Irving and Lavendar Lewis (two characters to who ...more
Nov 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"In the twilight Anne sauntered down to the Dryad's Bubble and saw Gilbert Blythe coming down through the dusky Haunted Wood. She had a sudden realization that Gilbert was a schoolboy no longer. And how manly he looked—the tall, frank-faced fellow, with the clear, straightforward eyes and the broad shoulders. Anne thought Gilbert was a very handsome lad, even though he didn't look at all like her ideal man. She and Diana had long ago decided what kind of a man they admired and their tastes seeme ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Anne of Avonlea drinking game:
Take a drink of your tea/soda/plum wine every time
-Anne's grey eyes are mentioned
-Marilla is sarcastic
-Paul Irving says "you know"
-Paul Iriving refers to his "little mother"
-Diana's weight is mentioned
-Anne or Marilla express their preference for Davy/speak unkindly of Dora because she's "too good."

The character of Davy just about ruined this book for me. I kind of hated him. His sister, Dora, is a sweet, mild-mannered, overall good kid. And so Davy takes great joy
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a violent person, but if I could punch any literary character in the face it would be $%^&*!@ Davy.
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
After the first book about Anne, I was a bit late to read this one. That's mostly due to the fact that at first it completely failed to draw me in. I felt like it's just filler up to like a third of the book in! Where's all the fun? Where did Anne's spunkiness go?

But thankfully, the book picked up, and by the end I can say I enjoyed it almost as much as the first one. I'll certainly be reading on! I've decided to give you 5 reasons to read about Anne, so here we go. If you want to read this w
Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
I can't even put into words how much I adore this series<3
OH Marilla!

Anne's back! She older and wiser and more beautiful than that gangly red-headed girl that first came to Avonlea. This book walks us through Anne as a older teenager, she's back as a schoolteacher at the local school with difficult pupils, she refuses to rule by corporal punishment, but simply to treat her students with kindness. Marilla ends up adopting two twins who are orphaned- Dora & Davy and little Davy just stole my heart in this story. My other favorite was Miss Lavender a
I loved the book Anne of Green Gables so much. I enjoyed this book, but it did not have the same impact on me that the first one did. There was much about this book that I loved, but I did miss Anne as a child. She is becoming an adult, a better adult than most.

I did love the hilarious things the children said. I mean they were things I could hear any child saying. Davey was a little crazy. That kid has some sociopathic tendencies. Still, he was so funny. He enjoyed causing some excitement aroun
Full review now posted!

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books ever. But the story doesn’t stop there! I’ve never read the entire series, so I’m on a mission to do just that. This second installment I have read before, and I love it just as much as the preceding book. Here, Anne takes her first halting steps into adulthood, and the change is both charming and sad. Anne will always be a free spirit, but seeing her temper that spiritedness enough to become an effective teacher was fascina
Helene Jeppesen
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel was just as good as the first one "Anne of Green Gables". It was nice, comfortable, endearing and at times hilarious. In this book, we get to follow Anne as she grows up to become a woman, and the new set of characters (as well as the well-known ones from the first book) are great. Montgomery has managed to create a world which can only bring a smile to your face, and so I'm obviously excited to get back to it whenever I decide to pick up the third book.
Aug 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Anne of Green Gables
Shelves: 2009
I enjoyed Anne of Avonlea but I did not find it as engaging as Anne of Green Gables. Here's why.

Anne of Green Gables gave the reader lots to look forward to. Will Marilla let Anne stay? When will Anne meet Diana? Will she ever forgive Gilbert?

While reading Anne of Avonlea, I didn't find myself asking any such questions or looking forward to anything. The book didn't seem to be leading up to anything as far as Anne was concerned. It read more like a series of situations involving Anne while the
Norah Una Sumner
I didn't like this one as much as the first book (there's just not enough Gilbert, am I right?) but I definitely enjoyed continuing this adventure with Anne. There are so many new characters in this one but, unfortunately, I didn't seem to love all of them. The writing stays just as beautiful as it was in the first book. Also, that last paragraph. Be still my beating heart.


Can't wait to start Anne of the Island!
I've read Anne of Green Gables over 7 years ago and it became a favorite, but I never continued the series. Picking the second book up so many years later, I was a little nervous I might not like it, but I my fears turned out to be groundless.

Anne of Avonlea reads like a collection of anecdotes of a village life. It is fluffy and cute, innocent without being preachy and gives one a warm feeling inside. It was also funny - I laughed out loud many times throughout the book.

Avonlea is full of good
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One thing I really like about the Anne of Green Gables series is the characters, of course! ^_^ You grow to love all of them, old and new ones alike! :) As for some of the new, I liked Paul Irving, one of Anne’s students at the Avonlea school. He was such a sweet and kind little boy! I also enjoyed Davy’s character. He was one of the twins that Anne and Marilla took in after their mother had died. He was such a trip :P Davy was always getting into trouble or caught eating the jam preserves Maril ...more
"Don't you know that it is only very foolish folk who talk sense all the time?"

Another Series of Letters.

A woman picked a leaf out of my hair on the bus today (true story… it's very windy and I don’t brush my hair there are a lot of trees near me). Also, I’m pretty sure One Direction (and their fan girls) were on the same bus this morning. (Brits… you’ll understand my pain. Everyone else, you don’t want to know...I promise you.)
Also, the postman didn’t knock on the door and just
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler alert: I'm going to read all the rest of these and give them all five stars.
Natalie Vellacott
I should probably have started with the first book in this series. However, I'm familiar with the story.

Anne is now 16 and about to take up a post as school teacher at the school where she was a former pupil. Life continues at Green Gables and somehow the comings and goings and small details of everyday country life make for easy if not especially interesting reading. Anne's character and ability to drift into a dream-world at the flick of a switch continue to amuse. As does Marilla's dry humour
I remember reading this book at 12 or 13 and being underwhelmed by it. And then re-reading it two or three years later and just wanting to skip ahead to book #3 because it did not have enough of the romance between Gilbert and Anne that book 3 has.

But upon slow re-read now, I realize that this book is fantastic on its own. Anne at ages 16 to 18 is wonderful. She doesn't chatter so much as she did when she was younger but instead her stories are more elegant and lovely and I love how romantic she
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how Anne makes all the little routine things in life seem so magical and heartfelt. Inspires me to live a life that’s full of those kinds of thoughts and dreams. Life is so much more beautiful because there are books like these and characters like Anne to help inspire readers. :)
Feb 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoyed the first two books
Recommended to Lora by: Jo
Shelves: lib-read, classics
When I was younger, my mother and I would watch reruns of Dennis the Menace. Truth be told, the only enjoyment I got out of these sessions was spending time with my mother. You see, Dennis was, to me, exactly what the title proclaims him to be: a menace. Since I was very young I've had a strong aversion to any one who causes trouble for others or keeps getting into scrapes, be they intentional or not.
As anyone who's read Anne's first installment can imagine, this made it a bit difficult for me t
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, april-2013
This isn't as good as the first, in my opinion. I was hoping for more interaction with Anne and Gilbert. Though they are both members of the Avonlea Village Improvement Society, the two of them actually do not have many scenes together since he teaches at a school that is further away and is only home on weekends (I think?) and during summer break.

The addition of the troublemaking orphan Davy to the story nearly ruined this book for me. He has a twin sister named Dora who is a total angel, but A
Dec 01, 2017 marked it as not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
I just realized I never really did anything with this book, but I decided to dnf it. I listened to about half and realized I had fallen out of love with Anne Shirley. She was such a beautiful creative unique child, but as a grown up she’s lost a lot of her charm and i just wasn’t digging what I had listened to.

I will sadly be dnfing the series but the first book will always be dear to me.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

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

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“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” 1917 likes
“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 1319 likes
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