“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.”
“Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn't talk? If you say so I'll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it's difficult.”
“They keep coming up new all the time - things to perplex you, you know. You settle one question and there's another right after. There are so many things to be thought over and decided when you're beginning to grow up. It keeps me busy all the time thinking them over and deciding what's right. It's a serious thing to grow up, isn't it, Marilla?”Anne of Green Gables is a book I've reread countless times. From start to finish, it feels like a best friend, a kindred spirit. I love the characters, the writing, the story. The first novel in the series holds so much promise. I love reading the whole series, though perhaps not every reader continues on in the series? Each book does have its own unique tone to it, which is good I think.
Did you know that the Anne series was written out of order?!
Anne of Green Gables (1908)
Anne of Avonlea (1909)
Anne of the Island (1915)
Anne's House of Dreams (1917)
Rainbow Valley (1919)
Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
Anne of Ingleside (1939)
I've never read the series out of order before, but, I am considering giving it a try to see if it changes my impression any.
Have you read Anne of Green Gables? Did you like it? Would you recommend it? Do you have a favorite character? A favorite scene?
You might be interested in:
my post about different book covers of Anne of Green Gables
my review of the audio book
my original review of the book
Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908. 308 pages.
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