Title: Anne of Green Gables
Author: LM Montgomery
Pages: 445 Pages
Publisher: Puffin in Bloom
Anne of Green Gables is a best-selling novel and Canadian classic. It was originally intended for all audiences, but is now commonly considered a children’s book. Two middle-aged siblings decide to adopt an orphan to help them on their farm. But instead of the boy they were expecting, a plucky young girl called Anne Shirley turns up on their doorstep…
This year I decided I was going to read four classic novels. My choice of novels comes from the packaging. Puffin released the Bloom series which includes Anne of Green Gables among others. Having decided to read one every three months I figured it would give me plenty of time to get it finished. What I didn’t bank on was falling completely in love with the story of a little orphan girl called Anne.
Ok, you can argue that there are similarities to the 80s film Anne but LM Montgomery got there first.
I absolutely adored this book and I felt a strange connection to the character Anne. If ever there has been a character throughout literature that I feel mirrors my personality it would have to be Anne Shirley. She was bolshie, dramatic, romantic and headstrong. She was the strong feisty female protagonist before we even knew what one was.
Anne of Green Gables is a heart warming joy of a read that once again falls into the category of a warm hug of a book.
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery is available now.