Title: Anne of Green Gables
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
What I Thought: Anne of Green Gables is a great book. It’s about an orphan named Anne who goes to live with Marilla Cuthbert and Matthew Cuthbert, who are brother and sister.
I think Anne is my favorite character- she’s so talkative and imaginative, and I couldn’t help but want things to go well for her. Being an orphan, and then coming to Green Gables only to find out that the Cuthberts wanted a boy…it was sad. But it all works out, because Anne gets to stay at Green Gables. Avonlea is a fictional town, but I so want to stay in a place like that. Anne did ramble on quite frequently, but since she talks all the time, it was to be expected.
I also had a soft spot for Matthew Cuthbert- he couldn’t bring himself to send Anne back, and they complement each other really well. While Anne talks a lot, Matthew is really quiet and shy. And the scene where he got Anne a dress with puffed sleeves is one of my favorites.
And when Matthew died, I was so sad! I loved that Anne decided to give up her scholarship by staying at Green Gables with Marilla, so she wouldn’t have to sell the farm. That’s devotion right there.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5. I liked it, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series.