Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Mother’s Day freebie. I decided to go with some of the best mother’s in literature…so here goes!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.
I vividly remember this being Beth’s favourite book when she was younger. Or one of them… she had many favourites! We’ve always been bookworms. I have to admit, I didn’t read it as a child, so I was excited to see what the fuss was all about. I’m happy to say that I thought Anne of Green Gables was a charming read. I can see why it’s a classic. I can’t believe that it’s over 100 years old. It didn’t feel as dated as some of the books that I read.
Anne of Green Gables centres around Anne Shirley who comes to live with Marilla and Matthew, two siblings that have decided to adopt a boy to help out on their farm. Imagine their shock, when they find red-headed, chatty Anne waiting for them at the station. Anne is certainly a character. She’s witty, fun and probably one of the most intelligent characters that I’ve read about. Matthew is instantly charmed by Anne, as many readers also are too. She barely stops for a breath when she talks. She’s inquisitive and eager to impress and learn. Her imagination is incredible.
With this book, it was the characters that really captured my attention. I instantly adored Anne and loved reading about her life on the farm. It is certainly a book that I could see myself revisiting (…if time wasn’t an issue!)
For Beth’s review please visit her blog HERE
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Reading next in the Kid-Lit Challenge (November):
White Fang- Jack London