Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables #2), by L. M. Montgomery
Publish Date: 1909 (audiobook recorded in March 2008)
Published by: Librivox.org (audiobook)
Narrated by: Karen Savage
Pages: 282 (approx. 7 1/4 hours)
Genre: MG Fiction/Classics
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)
At sixteen Anne is grown up…almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job a the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else’s romance, finds two orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
Just as enjoyable as the first, with some excellent new characters introduced. I absolutely loved Davey (and the reader’s voice for him was perfect) and Miss Lavender. It was a little more subtle than the first one, but still was enjoyable to listen to and kept me engaged the entire time.
Beat the Backlist 2018 | Books Completed Toward Goal: 12/20