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My Top Five Books #5: “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery

I feel fraudulent posting this. I saw the movie first.
Many times.
I always looked forward to feeling a bit under-the-weather, when I could justify settling down to hours and hours of Megan Follows as Anne.

But I did read the books. And I’ll list “Anne of Green Gables” in my top five of all time.

The relief when she gets to stay; the indignation of the carrot-and-slate incident; the unspeakable sadness of Matthew dying (how could they do that!!??); the torment of forbidden friendship…

I think the book is great because of the way the reader roots for Anne.

She is so realistic in her embarrassments and predicaments; so vehement in her opinions and contrite in her apologies.

Colour, spirit, talent and embarrassment.

*Go Anne!*

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6 thoughts on “My Top Five Books #5: “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery

  1. I so loved Anne of Green Gables and the other books that followed. She was such a great girl, to be so self possessed at such a young age, I wish. I loved the setting as well, I am speaking from vague memories because I think it was set in Nova Scotia, I think the boy who Anne is attached to from the get go is Gilbert and I think her best friend is Beth? Beth had beautiful black hair, I think? I just know that you have great taste in books.

  2. I’ve loved Anne since I was a child. Megan Follows was wonderful. Did you ever see the Kim Braden version? Also wonderful.

    I must read them again. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  3. I’m like Tilly, Kim Braden is Anne. Tho’ she’s hard to find 🙂 My copy of the book was a tv tie in from 1974, with Kim Braden on the cover.

    I did a blog post on this a while ago, books I reread. The others were Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mocking Bird. Fabulous!

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