Sunday 7 December 2008

Anne of Green Gables by: L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery

Various Editions

I read this book for a university course, and I was surprised by the book. I did not expect to enjoy it but ended up enjoying it quite a bit. I actually found that I could not put it down. There are so many themes and issues covered in the book. Like Matthew in the book, I found I fell in love with Anne and as Anne grew I was challenged to growth.

The themes in the book that grabbed me most were:

Importance of Trees
Importance of Naming
Death of hope
Tears of healing
Alice in Wonderland References (Moral Duchess)
Looking Glass Friend
Sacred Memories
Self Naming "Anne of GG"
Desire to Fit In
Kindred Spirits
Anne being "All Spirit, Fire and Dew."

This book was so good that even though I only needed to read it for the course I ended up reading a few of the other books in the series.

(First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)

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