Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery | Review

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will”





Eleven-year-old orphan Anne Shirley has just arrived at Green Gables, and already her guardians want to send her back. First, she’s not the boy the Cuthberts expected. Second, she talks too much. And even with her generous spirit, the redhead’s a trouble magnet. She gets the neighbor drunk and nearly poisons the pastor!

Still, despite a rocky start, the fiery Anne wins over her guardians and her new community. She enjoys life at Green Gables, excels in school, and earns a coveted scholarship. But when tragedy hits, Anne must choose between her dreams and the only home she’s ever known.

In this beloved coming-of-age story, Lucy Maud Montgomery drew from her own experiences growing up in Canada during the nineteenth century to introduce generations of readers to one of literature’s most original and inspiring characters.


Firstly, I want to say that I cannot believe that I define myself as a bookworm but until a couple of days ago I had NEVER read this book. What is that about? I can’t believe I didn’t read this as a child. I need to have serious words with my parents.

Can we please appreciate how beautiful these remastered covers are. They are so so stunning honestly one of the best looking books that I have seen. The colours and pattern is so beautiful that I just can’t stop looking at it.

Anne of Green Gables is such a heartwarming read and I really enjoyed it. I adored Anne as soon as I met her, and continued to love her throughout the book. In fact my love grew for her significantly. I love watching her develop into the confident and loved young lady that she was, especially after seeing her at the beginning. It filled my heart with joy seeing her grow into the character that she was. I  can honestly say that I am not sure how somebody can read this book and not fall in love with Anne’s character. She is such a role model for all the young women out there.

I absolutely loved reading about the relationship between Anne and Matthew. They hit it off from the moment that they meet and they’re relationship just develops from there. They love and care for each other so much, Matthew fights for Anne every step of the way and it is so heart warming. Marilla is a lot harder to win over but watching Anne do the inevitable is wonderful and I found myself routing for their relationship throughout. Marilla did annoy me as a character to begin with but I did warm to her throughout.

I loved following Anne through her journey of mischief. I loved meeting the people she did along the way, and watch her relationships with people develop. Honestly this book is so wonderful and I can’t believe it has taken me 27 years to pick it up. I can’t wait to continue with stories from Anne and find out what else she gets up too.

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