Book Review

Book Review | ANNE OF THE ISLAND, by L. M. Montgomery

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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3), by L. M. Montgomery

Publish Date: 1915 (audiobook recorded in November 2008)
Published by: Librivox.org (audiobook)
Narrated by: Karen Savage
Pages: 272 (approx. 6 3/4 hours)
Genre: MG Fiction/Classics
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises…including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move  into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide if she’s ready for love…


My Review:

This one was sweet and joyful, but also played with my emotions far too much. I loved everything about it, the growth of Anne’s character and her relationship with those around her, Rusty the cat, and of course Gilbert. I didn’t feel too much enjoyment towards Phil, though – she was a little tough for me to like at first, but over time I grew to appreciate her. She isn’t my most favorite character ever, but I can live with her. And her own character arc made for some interesting reading as well.


Beat the Backlist 2018 | Books Completed Toward Goal: 13/20

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