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Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
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Mar 05, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2013-read, owned

[Re-read 2013]

I never really got excited about Rilla as a younger reader, but as an adult this is one of my favorites! It's so fascinating to see WWI through the eyes of Rilla and her family, at home in PEI, while the war rages on and one by one the young men go off to fight. Looking back from our current era, it is so odd and unnerving to read the propaganda, and yet Montgomery makes me understand where these characters are coming from. It is not an entirely comfortable book, for these reasons, but a lovely, heart-wrenching, eye-opening story.

I do especially appreciate Walter's perspective. And Rilla's growth and transformation are wonderfully depicted.

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