Updated: Jun 3
This post is going to be focused on the classic, and one of my favorites, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I loved this book so much that, even though I'm only 10 years old, I've already read it four times and I hope to read it many more! I would recommend this book to anybody and all age groups because there are so many lovable, different characters. With all these different people in the book, I feel there's a character that each person will enjoy getting to know and reading about.
The book begins with Mrs. Lynde seeing her neighbor, Matthew Cuthbert, driving out of town after she overheard him say he would sow seeds that day. Soon after he leaves, Matthew's live in sister, Marilla Cuthbert, comes over to Mrs. Lynde's house and Mrs. Lynde asks her why Matthew was going out of town. Marilla tells her they've decided to get an orphan boy to help them with their farm chores. When Matthew arrives at the train station to pick up what was suppose to be a boy, he looks around the station and only finds a red headed girl. When he double checks with the station master to see if a boy had arrived, and none had, he realizes the orphanage had only sent a girl. Matthew decides he can't leave the girl out at the station, so he takes her over to where he lives, at Green Gables, to see what Marilla will think of her. Along the drive, Matthew finds the girl, Anne, very special and he starts to develop an affection for her. When Marilla first sees Anne, she's shocked and can't believe her eyes at the mistake.
Once Matthew tells Marilla about the mix up, the sister's first instinct is to immediately take her back to the orphanage and then demand them for a boy. As Marilla understands Anne more and more, her compassion for the kind girl grows and she starts to wonder if the girl wouldn't be so bad to have around...
I would give "Anne of Green Gables" 5 out of 5 stars because I loved the characters in the book and how realistic they are. I liked Anne's personality because her quirkiness and uniqueness make her character very entertaining to read about. I like Marilla because she's so black-and-white, and her words and actions teach me good life lessons. Matthew's personality is important to me because he's so kind and thoughtful which are some amazing qualities to have. I also enjoy Mrs. Lynde's character because she's a busybody who knows about everything in Green Gables and is hilariously dramatic. The characters and their crazy interactions with one another make me feel like I'm really in their lives and they are actually real people.
If you liked this post, you may want to check out my post Anne with an "e" where I take one of Anne's ideas and use it in my real life.