Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

faintingviolet’s #CBR4 review #42: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I don’t know how I missed the Anne of Green Gables books when I was younger, but I did. I read all the Babysitters Club, all the Little House on the Prairie books but no Anne. I wish that I had found these books earlier since Anne is such a kindred spirit, as she would phrase it. L.M. Montgomery took much of the beautiful surroundings of Prince Edward Island at the turn of the last century to create the optimum environment to introduce perhaps the most fully formed adolescent character I have ever read.

 

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3 thoughts on “faintingviolet’s #CBR4 review #42: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  1. I don’t even have words to describe how much these books meant to me as a girl, and I could probably count how many times I’ve re-read them (even the not so good ones where Anne and Gilbert are mostly secondary characters and the books are more about their kids). I just love the books and the characters and the setting so much. When I lived in Scotland I worked with a girl from Prince Edward Island, and she was clearly sick to death of women squeeing at her when she shared where she was from (doesn’t mean I didn’t squee).

  2. I meant to say “have LOST count of how many times I’ve re-read”. Sorry.

  3. I squeed just looking at pictures of Prince Edward Island. Growing up in balmy Florida I used to stare at maps of the Maritimes and plan adventures for myself. It’s somehow unbelievable that it took until I was almost 30 to read these. I’m heading into Anne of Avonlea now.

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