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Monday, January 5, 2009

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Posted by Irish in Review1 Comment

Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Publication Year: 1984
ISBN: 0553213148
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery takes place right where Anne of Green Gables leaves off. Anne is 16 and about to start her teaching career in Avonlea. She also helps out Marilla who takes in twins Davy and Dora. Dora is a sweet and complacent child while Davy is far more wild and precocious than Anne ever was.

This is the 100 year anniversary of Anne of Avonlea’s publication and, for me anyway, Anne has a timeless quality about her. This book really shows Anne growing up and turning into a young women. She still gets into mischief and scrapes but she no longer is tempted to walk the ridge pole. This book as sees the relationship between Gilbert and Anne deepening. Although she still does not fully accept that he loves her…or that she loves him in return. I love watching their relationship develop. This continues to be one of my favorite books. The town of Avonlea and all of its inhabitants have a dear place in my heart and I look forward to my next visit.

One Response to “Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery”

  1. QNPoohBear

    This one is also good. Anne of the Island has good and bad moments, Anne’s House of Dreams is good, but Anne of Windy Poplars and Anne of Ingleside are not so good. Maud got tired of writing about Anne. I also love Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside. I enjoyed visiting Cavendish many years ago. I wanted to go to PEI so badly last year but couldn’t find a way to get there. I’d love to go again some day.