Anne of Green Gables


Anne of Green Gables

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Published: 1908

Genre: Children & Young Adults

Series: Anne

About Anne of Green Gables: Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert want to adopt an orphan boy to help around the farm but a talkative young girl with an active imagination is sent instead.

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Review of Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables was about a young girl named Anne Shirley. Anne's parents died when she was a baby so she spent most of her life in an orphan asylum. Anne thought her life would never get any more interesting until old Matthew Cuthbert came to take her to an outstanding home. Matthew lived with his sister Marilla and wanted to adopt a boy, not a girl. When Anne was brought home, there was much discussion but Anne stayed. Anne was proven to be a handful considering all the foolish stuff she did.

Marilla came briskly forward as Matthew opened the door. But when her eyes fell on the odd little figure in the stiff, ugly dress, with the long braids of red hair and the eager luminous eyes, she stopped short in amazement.

“Matthew Cuthbert, who's that?” she ejaculated. “Where is the boy?”

“There wasn't any boy,” said Matthew wretchedly. “There was only her.”

He nodded at the child, remembering that he had never even asked her name.

“No boy! But there must have been a boy,” insisted Marilla. “We sent word to Mrs. Spencer to bring a boy.”

“Well, she didn't. She brought her. I asked the station-master. And I had to bring her home. She couldn't be left there, no matter where the mistake had come in.”

“Well, this is a pretty piece of business!” ejaculated Marilla.

Anne of Green Gables was a very good book. Anne Shirley was quite the character. I found she was extremely observant and imaginative. I would recommend the book to anyone, really, because I think that this book works for pretty much everyone. Overall, I really liked the book and think everyone should try reading it. Plus, I must admit the book kept me thoughtfully entertained with all of the silly things Anne encountered and performed.

Reviewed by KB, age 14, on 21 May 2008.

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More Reviews

Mrs. Peachtree, 31 December 2007
“Maybe that’s why she's so loveable...because she is so flawed.”
Teddy Rose, So Many Precious Books, So Little Time, 29 February 2008
“I highly recommend this book for both children and adults, and you don’t even need to live in Canada to love it.”
3M,, 13 March 2008
“Just as those around her were spellbound by Anne, so was I.”
Jen, Canuck Librarian, 17 April 2008
“I was concerned that I'd find the details and descriptions dull, but in fact I loved them.”
Bookfool, Bookfoolery and Babble, 9 July 2008
“Definitely a book to hold onto and reread, if only for the reminder of how easy it is to find joy in life if you just bother to look around you.”
orchidus, epiphany, 28 July 2008
“Montgomery does a beautiful job of portraying the growth of individuals.”


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Added 07 November 2005.
Updated 23 August 2013.