Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is such a delightful fun classic to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written in 1908, this is a classic about an eleven year old orphan girl with red hair, Anne Shirley. Anne is full of life, very optimistic, extremely talkative and fun loving. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert of Green Gables, an elderly sibling, plans to adopt a young boy to help them around their farm. They get Anne, instead of a boy; whom the orphanage mistakenly has sent to them. Once she begins to live with the Cuthberts, from there, the adventure of Anne begins.

Anne always acts according to her instincts and not according to certain rules; as in the code of manners which Marilla has asked her to follow. She tries, but every time she ends up doing some blunder. Anne has difficulty in understanding why Marilla doesn’t use her imagination to improve upon the world. Comparatively, Marilla is not naturally inclined to imaginativeness, and thus she worries for Anne, thinking that Anne will imagine and long for wonderful things and then experience painful disappointment when the reality does not live up to her expectations. The story gradually follows every aspect of Anne’s life, her schooling, how she meets this boy named Gilbert Blythe and what role he plays in her story. All this is very interesting to read.

This novel challenges many stereotypes about femininity. The protagonist, Anne, is exuberant, adventurous and loves the outdoors. These qualities are shown to complement rather than clash with her interest in beauty, clothing and romantic novels. In spite of romancing, she competes with boys in studies, showing that girls are as intelligent as boys.

Anne is a lively and a cheerful character. She is curious; she is hopeful & highly imaginative. Everything about Anne, will surely win your heart.
The author wrote several other sequels that depict Anne’s life from girlhood to motherhood. However, they were less popular than this first novel.

I had a wonderful time reading it.

Recommend this to all. This is a must read.

Rating 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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16 thoughts on “Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  1. I guess it is much better when you are reading it as a classic. I was given it when I was nine or ten, and it took ages (compared to the usual at that age, two days) to finish. I found it incredibly boring with no engaging plot whatsoever. I had been given two other identical copies by eleven so I was not impressed by it.
    It turns out age is a huge thing when reading children’s books – I enjoyed reading it way more years later.


  2. Great review! I haven’t read many classics myself but this sounds like one I would really enjoy! I’m going to check it out 😍


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