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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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Sep 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, fiction, literary-fiction, canada, series
Read from December 01 to 16, 2011

My aunt read Anne of Green Gables regularly. Her mother, my grandmother, was born on Prince Edward Island. And yet, I never got around to reading this book until now. Why did I wait so long? For I know that if I had read it as a girl it would have been one of my favorite books ever. And even now, at a much more advanced age, it is still absolutely delightful. Anne Shirley, the young orphan girl who is adopted by the shy and retiring brother and sister pair Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, is a child no one can help falling in love with. You laugh and thrill to her every calamity and triumph. What I find most amazing is that I think this book holds its appeal today. There are so many other classics where the writing is stilted and dense. Anne is a breath of fresh PEI air. My only regret is that the people I knew who knew the island are gone, I wish I had a chance to talk to them about this book.
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