Monday, October 28, 2013

Anne of the Island // Book Review

"I wouldn't want to marry anybody who was wicked, but I think I'd like it if he could be wicked and wouldn't."

"You don't know love when you see it. You've tricked something out with your imagination that you think is love, and you expect the real thing to look like that."

"Words aren't made--they grow," said Anne." 

"I have a dream," he said slowly. "I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true. I dream of a home with a hearth fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends-- and YOU!"

Anne Shirley is off to Redmond College, leaving Marilla, Davy, Dora, Green Gables, the Island and her childhood behind. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and her frivolous, (but warm-hearted) new friend Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks away her memories of rural Avonelea and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises. including a marriage proposal from the worst possible 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 (Joseph) steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart too. Suddenly Anne must decide whether she is ready for love, and if she even knows what love really is.

I first read this book several years ago, while working though the Anne Shirly series, (I only made it to book five. I really should order the rest from the library.) Anne Shirly is one of my favoritest heroines out of the hundreds and hundreds of books that I have read, mostly because she is fun, has a beautiful imagination, she's real, and she gets into the craziest situations and scrapes. And of course for the obvious reasion: she gets the absolutly amazing Gilbert Blythe. And of course she is all cute and doesn't think she can ever love him. *WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU THINKING ANNE SHIRLY HE IS THE MOST AMAZING GUY EVERY AND HE LOVES YOU GET IT TOGETHER.*  This book was completly  full of humor and sweeteness, and all around fun. You will find yourself laughing and crying with Anne as she struggles through trying to find herself. 

My rating * * * * * * * * * {nine out of ten stars}

What do you love most about Anne Shirley? 


  1. ah I love this series and this book. it brings back so many childhood memories.

  2. That is such a good book! I've read every Anne book countless times--they're classics!


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