It all started when Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted to adopt from the local orphanage. They asked for a boy because Matthew was getting old and they need new and younger hands on the farm. But to their dismay they got a girl. Marilla was determined to send Anne back to the orphanage but Matthew wanted to give her a chance to prove herself, and then they would decide. It took a while for Anne to win her foster mothers heart. When she finally did, Marilla was glad she kept her. After a while, Anne needed to go to school and when she went, life was awful. She was put in to corner as punishment many times and she was given a spanking when she got home but that never stopped her from being cheerful. And the addition of friends makes it an interesting book.
This is a heart warming book. This is an example of the expression ‘Never judge a person by their appearance.’ That is what Marilla did. This is a very old book, and it was written around 1908, so the writing is more sophisticated. The sentences are longer, the words are complicated, and the descriptions are detailed. At first I had trouble reading it but when you read the first chapter or two, it is easier (notice how I said EASIER) to understand. This is a great book and should be read by the ages 12 and up and the grades 6 and up. This book is a book to buy. It is a keeper.
Who is L.M. Montgomery???
L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud) was born in Clifton P.E.I., Canada in 1874. She has a considerable body of work. She wrote one book of poetry, 23 works of fiction, an autobiography, a book on courageous women, a life’s worth of journals (5,000 pages), 450 poems, and over 500 short stories. Her most famous book was Anne of Green Gables with the heroine Anne. She died on April 24, 1942. She was buried in Cavendish P.E.I. But even to this day people still love the many books that she has written.
My Rating of the Book: ♩♩♩♩♩