Review: Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables  (Anne of Green Gables, #1)Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anne is one of the greatest literary characters of all time.

I laughed throughout the whole book. I particularly loved the scene where Anne, still a child, puts flowers in her hat on the way to church, thinking it would be beautiful. She then spent her Sunday day walking around with dilapidated buds drooping above her head. It’s something I could easily see one of my sisters doing at that age.

The voices were each unique in their own way. I thought Montgomery’s handling of Anne’s prideful refusal of Gilbert’s plea for friendship to be a wonderful way of holding out the tension until the last page of the story.

There is a fantastic, free audio recording of it on librivox.org here: http://bit.ly/l4US2f
It’s read by perhaps my favorite librivox reader, Karen Savage.

Five stars for its outstanding character and storyline!
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  • Thanks William!
    There sure are a lot of great, old creative works in the archives. Thanks for the heads up!

  • My wife had purchased the DVD of Anne of Green Gables produced by Dreamworks many years ago. I was surprised to find myself feeling it was one of the best movies I had ever seen. The sequel was just as good. You cannot find movies of this quality being made very often today. Found your site and blog via the Corel Painter 12 splash screen by the way. Great work.