My Top Five Books #5: “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery
I feel fraudulent posting this. I saw the movie first.
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.