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.
Publication Year: 1984
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.