Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
Evan’s ESS = 8 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 8.5 out of 10
Content = G (Overdramatic Girls, Accidental Drunkenness, Spooky Woods)
"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet."
"All I want is a dress with puffy sleeves"
Why: You will almost certainly find a charming bosom friend in Ann Shirley. Anne of Green Gables has sold so many copies; you probably have an extra copy lying under your bed somewhere. Dust it off and read it, you’ll thank us later (we do accept gift cards).
Anne of Green Gables is a story about an orphan, which means it’s time for another Nacho Libre quote: “… my life is good! Really good! I get to wake up every morning, at 5am, and make some soup! It’s the best. I love it. I get to lay in a bed, all by myself, all of my life! That’s fantastic! Go. Go away! Read some books.” We assume the last statement was referring to a book recommended on Two Bibliomaniacs!
Anyway, back to the review…. Despite a barrage of negativity towards her red hair, Anne is a wonderfully imaginative character who makes her mark on her new household immediately. The Cuthbert’s, who originally requested to adopt a boy, are quite surprised by what is waiting for them at the train station. Follow Anne as she makes new friends, starts a reading club, and competes against her arch rival, Gilbert Blythe. The entire story is filled with love, laughter, and… On second thought we’ll just stop there so as to protect the integrity of the conclusion.
Lucy Maud Montgomery first published Anne of Green Gables in 1907 to immediate success. She followed her first novel about Anne Shirley with 8 more which have spawned numerous movies and has inspired an entire tourism industry on Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables - Catch the fever!
Editor's Note: Some time ago, there was a quiz that one could take on Facebook that asked, "which literary heroine are you?" One of us Two Bibliomaniacs may or may not have taken said quiz, and was delighted to discover that, as much as she liked to think of herself as an Elizabeth Bennett, was, in fact, decidedly an Anne Shirley!