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Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
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Aug 22, 2011

it was ok

Yawn. The writing style was tough for me, as Anne writes long letters to Gilbert- detailing her life in Windy Poplars, far too detailed in some respects and not nearly enough in others. She meets a million new people, and seems to work her considerable charm on them without fail, but she doesn't spend enough time with many of them to develop the characters fully. It was like going to a party, meeting a bunch of new people - many of whom capture your interest, and then never seeing them again. For the first time, this chapter in Anne's life seemed shallow. The very few exceptions to this did provide interesting reading and interactions for Anne, but could still have been developed further. I wondered if Montgomery was only finishing the Anne story out of duty, and had lost all the joy Anne previously brought to the page. Which, frankly, mirrored my feelings reading it. In short - I was disappointed.

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