Okay so if you know me, really know me you know there are some things closer to my heart than anything. One of these happens to be Anne of Green Gables. So I have been reading this book for years. I read it once, fell in love, read most books in the series, reread. I’ve done this rereading a few times now and when I feel particularly nostalgic or upset or hopeless or I just miss Avonlea I pick up a copy and read to my hearts content. This week I felt nostalgic so naturally I went to my newly rearranged book shelf and picked up book one.
Anne is an orphan girl of 12 years old who I is mistakenly adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, brother and sister who have never had children of their own. (Don’t worry they’re an old maid and a bachelor). At first they weren’t too happy because they didn’t need a girl, they needed a boy to help out Matthew. Anne however sneaks into their hearts after a day and they decide that just maybe this girl is worthwhile. Anne’s imagination gets her in a bit of trouble because she’s a very creative and imaginative young girl. She’s never had a place to call home but Green Gables quickly changes all of that. Having to prove herself to everyone at Avonlea who questions why on earth the Cuthbert had taken on this orphan girl is not an easy task. But this vain, creative, intelligent, sweet, and friendly girl soon wins over the hearts of everyone she comes in contact with.
Honestly, this is perhaps one of the most personal things I can share simply because I have a love for Anne and those of Avonlea that is incomprehensible. My college roommate is perhaps the only person who knows how much I truly adore this story so if you read it treat it well for me. If you already know the story you probably already know how amazing it is. Which brings me to a question if you have read it: Cordelia or Anne? I for one am glad no one went along with Cordelia.
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