Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Anne is 16 and ready to take on teaching at her home school in Avonlea. I think it is hard for us to imagine a 16 year old being mature enough to handle a classroom full of students! Like all 16 year old's Anne has specific ideas of how the school year should go. She has no intention of ever having to use the strap on any of her students, she will win them over with love and patience. Oh but those "Jonah" days do come up now and then don't they? Anne still has her imagination and still manages to get herself into some scrapes, but she is a more mature Anne at 16. Helping to raise twins Davy and Dora has added to her maturity along with teaching the Avonlea school. Anne makes some new friends in this installment which spans 2 years. Anne and Gilbert are friends now and a part of the Avonlea Improvement Society that has formed to help improve the landscape of beautiful Avonlea. While I love the Anne of Green Gables movies, they do not do the books justice. After Anne of Green Gables they kind of go off on a storyline of their own instead of following the rest of the books. So, if you haven't read the books I suggest you do so, they are so much better!

It is so fun to revisit a beloved character! I have read the Anne books several times since I first was introduced to the series when I was 10. I look forward to moving on to the next book.

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