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message 1: by Audrey (new)

Audrey I liked a lot of the sequels better.


message 2: by Rich (new)

Rich not my cup of tea to read


message 3: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Audrey wrote: "I liked a lot of the sequels better."

I read a bit about the sequels after I finished, but I think I will probably just stick with this one.


message 4: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Rich wrote: "not my cup of tea to read"

I figure a lot of people on my friends list may not have interest in this type of story.


message 5: by Rick (new)

Rick I enjoyed it. Anne's dialogue is clever and a bit zany. I thought she was a refreshing character as opposed to so many angst driven characters we read about today.


message 6: by Marie (new)

Marie I haven't read the books, but I have seen the movies a long time ago and I really liked them. Something to watch on the lighter side of life. :)


message 7: by Jenna (new)

Jenna If you were a young, bookish, imaginative girl who felt like she didn't fit in with her surroundings - this book was as great in 1980s Midwestern USA as it would have been in 1900s Canada!


message 8: by P.K. (new)

P.K. Abbot I am a male in my sixties, and I have spent my entire life avoiding this book -- until last year.

I had a bias against it as a book intended for pre-teen girls, but, once I read it, I was delighted by Lucy Maude Montgomery's command of language, her deft turns of phrase, her vivid characters and descriptions, and her clever dialogue.

This book may not speak to everyone, but, primarily because of Montgomery's quality of writing, I rated it 5 stars...and wondered what took me so long to read it.


message 9: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Great review, eh... ;)


message 10: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Rick wrote: "I enjoyed it. Anne's dialogue is clever and a bit zany. I thought she was a refreshing character as opposed to so many angst driven characters we read about today."

She is pretty fun to read - and every chapter ending with her mother making a snarky comment about Anne talking so much - hilarious!


message 11: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Marie wrote: "I haven't read the books, but I have seen the movies a long time ago and I really liked them. Something to watch on the lighter side of life. :)"

Yes, definitely lighter!


message 12: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Jenna wrote: "If you were a young, bookish, imaginative girl who felt like she didn't fit in with her surroundings - this book was as great in 1980s Midwestern USA as it would have been in 1900s Canada!"

Ha! Yes, true! I don't remember a lot of girls around me reading this back when I was in middle school, but they probably were (especially since it was in the midwest during the time frame you mentioned! )


message 13: by Matthew (new)

Matthew P.K. wrote: "I am a male in my sixties, and I have spent my entire life avoiding this book -- until last year.

I had a bias against it as a book intended for pre-teen girls, but, once I read it, I was delight..."


Great points and a cautionary tale to not avoid something just because a pre-conceived idea. You may find a lot of greatness you have been missing. This is why I have been doing my best to give everything a shot.


message 14: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Melissa wrote: "Great review, eh... ;)"

Thanks, eh! 😁🇨🇦


message 15: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Jillian wrote: "This was actually one of Mark Twain's favorite books. A little-known fact. :) I'm reading it aloud with my mother right now. She laughs hysterically when I get to the chatty and ridiculous parts be..."

Ha! That's hilarious! I have done the exact same thing before. With me, I will complain about a character being a talkative know-it-all and my wife looks at me and is all like,"REALLY!?" 😂😂😂


message 16: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Jillian wrote: "Ha ha! Yeah, it was pretty humbling. :P ;)"

*sigh* yeah!


message 17: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Schmieder Great point about the history lesson. The life Anne had before Green Gables would have broken so many but she persevered and grew. Going to be visiting the home next month, can't wait.


message 18: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Jeffrey wrote: "Great point about the history lesson. The life Anne had before Green Gables would have broken so many but she persevered and grew. Going to be visiting the home next month, can't wait."

I have talked to many people who have made a visit a part of their vacation. Enjoy!


message 19: by Erin (new)

Erin Clemence One of my all time favourites!! I was a teenage girl in Canada and I can tell you, it definitely made my top ten list!


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