Book Review: Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery


Author: L.M. Montgomery
Title: Anne of Avonlea
Publication Info: Books in Motion (1992)
ISBN: 1596077328

By Same Author Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Summary/Review:

I read (listened) to this Anne of Green Gables sequel for the first time.  It picks up where the first book left off.  Anne is still getting into scrapes but all bearing a lot of responsibility for a 16-17 year old.  Not only is she teacher at the local school but she’s helping Marilla raise two more orphan kids, Davy and Dora.  Davy with his willful mischievousness kind of takes over as chief troublemaker with Anne cheerfully trying to rein him in.  There’s also a new neighbor Mr Harrison both curmudgeonly and scandalous and always entertaining.  This book seems more episodic than the previous one, but I’m still looking forward to reading more.  I’m a kindred spirit.

Favorite Passages:

I was just trying to write out some of my thoughts…, but I couldn’t get them to please me. They seem so stiff and foolish directly they’re written down on white paper with black ink. Fancies are like shadows… you can’t cage them, they’re such wayward, dancing things. – Anne Shirley

Rating: ***

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