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Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
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Jun 20, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: kids, chicklit

I didn't feel like this was a faithful representation of my Anne. It wasn't that I felt the need to nitpick much - though other reviewers have noted some BIG "Huh?"s - I just didn't feel like it captured the girl I grew up with.

Of course, this is the kind of thing that no one will ever succeed at to fans' satisfaction. The Anne books are some of my favorites, and I've been reading them for more than 20 years.

It just seems like much of this was better left unsaid. The book was alright and might have been better without the idea that it was about Anne Shirley. Some of the characters were great, and some of the perspectives were ones I hadn't thought of or read about before. If anything I would recommend it to people who HAVEN'T read Anne of Green Gables and don't have a lifetime's worth of opinions on how this girl's life had played out.
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