Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781402288944
1402288948
Branch Call Number: J MON
Characteristics: 333 pages

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Anne Shirley is a young orphan girl sent to live with a brother and sister in Prince Edward Island. The only problem is, they asked for a boy!

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Passing notes in class, trying to secretly read something more interesting than the lessons, boys pulling girls' hair and calling them names, initials carved romantically on the side of the school, and a slate smashed over Gilbert's head...Anne's school adventures are second to none! Revisit the ... Read More »

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loonylovesgood Aug 11, 2009

My favourite book of all-time!


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RenaeP_KCMO Mar 03, 2021

Anne of Green Gables is a book that will make you fall in love with its "splendid" and "delightful" characters, but also throw you into the "depths of despair" along with its main character.

This is a character-driven book that makes you deeply love the Anne, Marilla, Matthew and the other residents of Avonlea. Anne is smart and precocious and dreamy and imaginative. Marilla is strict and undemonstrative. Matthew is warm, shy, and loving. My favorite part of the story line has always been the ongoing academic competition between Anne and Gilbert Blythe, who is not to be forgiven for commenting on Anne's red hair when he first meets her.

This is the first book in a six-book series that follows Anne through adulthood. I read the entire series when I was young, and read this first book with my 13 year old daughter this year. We adored it. And cried through the final scenes together. I recommend reading the final third of the book with a box of tissues handy.

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Blessed_home
Feb 27, 2021

Anne of the Green Cables is a child appropriate book. It's very fun to read especially when you are young and like fun books to read.

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glotet41
Feb 02, 2021

I chose to read the Anne book I loved so much as a youngster and found that the story remained every bit as engaging for me as an older adult. What a treat! I plan to read more of the Anne books.

LoganLib_Sheridan Jan 15, 2021

I have some nostalgia for this book as I read it for uni (I think) nearly 9 or more years ago. I definitely resonate with a character who does all she can but still ends making stupid mistakes as she lets her imagination run away with her although my imagination isn't half as good as Anne's. Unfortunately, unlike Anne, I am still hoping to grow out of this phase.

Let me just talk about the Netflix adaptation for a moment because it highlighted a few things for me about the book. The Netflix version started off as light and cheerful as the book but then started going in a downhill direction. This made me realise just how light and cheerful the book is and how it makes it a light and cheerful read. The one thing I did like was the improved relationship between Marila and Anne.

i also like the relationship with Gilbert because it is very age appropriate and fits her character perfectly. It was good to see her grow throughout the book even if it did happen relatively 'instantaneously'.

The book isn't as moralistic as a book of it's time could be and it's not as though Anne grows up well because she's learnt morals. She is just a good person and has two good parents bringing her up and supporting her. I think her mistakes do teach her things but not always and usually in subtle ways.

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javamamakc
Dec 29, 2020

One of my ALL TIME FAVORITES! I read all 8 books in this series as a preteen. Anne gets into so much trouble usually innocently but is so loveable.

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PrincessLittleFeet
Sep 15, 2020

A classic which every girl should read.

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iloveseaotters
Aug 04, 2020

I really hated not finishing this because for the most part I really liked it. I just hated that it took sooo long to get even halfway through. The storyline is really cute although I hated the way Anne was treated by Marilla up to page 148 (I haven't read past that). Right now I have a million other books to read and this one just dragged for me. It's probably my mindset since I have a lot going on at the moment, but I would like to see the movie (or a movie version) and perhaps try reading this again in the future. If you have the time an the patience, it's a great book.

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TheBorgQueen
Jul 29, 2020

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, is a story that follows Anne Shirley, an orphan, and how she was adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cubert. The book takes place in Canada on Prince Edward Island. After a mix up with the adoption center, the Cuberts find that instead of a boy that can help with the yardwork, a young girl is sent to them. After meeting Anne, they decide to keep her, despite expecting a boy. Anne is a girl with a huge imagination. She talks a lot and likes to use big words, but from reading the story you can see that Anne is smart and caring.

I read this book in fifth grade, and I really enjoyed it! I liked the characters and the development of Anne throughout the story. Anne had a huge imagination, just as I did when I was young, which made her very relatable to me. I also liked how despite the terrible circumstances that Anne may be in, she always tried to keep her head high. For example, instead of becoming upset from not getting the puffed sleeves that she wanted, she didn’t allow it to make her upset. She used her imagination to keep her spirits high, which is something I admire about her.

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xinlu2001us
Jul 18, 2020

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a classic children’s novel. The book depicts the story of a young girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match and her arrival at Green Gables. The creative and ingenious protagonist Anne Shirley goes through various adventures and dilemmas, each proving her as a heroic and brave individual to her friends, peers, and new family, the Cuthberts. Anne’s story remains an all-time favorite among children since 1908, and the lovable Anne is one of the most unforgettable.

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srushworld
Jun 23, 2020

This is a very touching and meaningful book that has a strong female lead. Love it and would definitely recommend this to others.

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

DPL_RebeccaI Apr 15, 2017

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -Anne Shirley

sarag1 Feb 13, 2016

"Carrots, carrots!" -Gilbert Blythe

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puss_in_books
Aug 25, 2015

"...it's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?"'

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jul 08, 2014

There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.

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Cat_Lover_22
May 25, 2014

"Anne Shirley, but oh, please do call me Cordelia."
- Anne

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red_human_58
Dec 03, 2013

"Anne Shirley, you'll kill yourself." ~ Mrs. Lynde

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rajuyr
Oct 30, 2012

Anne :" It is ever so much easier to be good when your clothes are fashionable." :)

librarylin19 Mar 16, 2011

That's Ann with an 'e'.

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Jennifer28_
Aug 01, 2015

SPOILER ALERT!!!
It is about the life of a orphan named Anne Shirley. She gets adopted by mistake by Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert who are brother and sister. Anne makes a bosom friend named Diana Barry. Through out the book Anne gets into lots of trouble some caused by her bad temper. At the end Mathew dies and Anne decides to give the Redmond Scholarship and study college at home.

Elaine Darling May 03, 2014

ah! I love this book

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Maymuuna
Aug 18, 2011

aaah! i Love the Anne of Green Gables series!

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Gwen904
May 31, 2018

Other: To red_eagle_800: This book is not boring or dangerous to your sanity. If you were a true bookworm you would understand that.

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red_eagle_800
Feb 24, 2016

Other: This is a horribly boring book, and it's dangerous to people's sanity.

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