Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Mark Twain called the protagonist of this 1908 book the “most lovable child in fiction.” Anne Shirley, a hopeful 11-year-old, is an orphan. The beloved novel begins as Anne is (wrongly) assigned to the care of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had asked for a boy to help work on Green Gables, their family farm in Canada’s Prince Edward Island province.

Initially disappointed, Matthew and Marilla are quickly won by Anne’s spirited personality - as are we. Anne wants nothing more than a home, yet try as she might to fit in, her manners are lacking. She shouts in the face of injustice. She talks constantly, often about imaginary friends and made-up events. She accidentally serves wine to her first real friend, sending her home drunk. Will Anne’s irrepressible spunk keep her from finding a permanent place at Green Gables?

For over 100 years, readers have fallen in love with Canadian author L.M. Montgomery’s coming-of-age story and its freckly, redheaded heroine. Over the course of the 11 books in the series, we delight in watching Anne grow from an impulsive, charming child into a mature and kind young woman.

Book Reviews


Woo!!5 star

Absolutely beautiful! Anne is such a lovely and fun character, she had me entertained the entire book. I love how childish and free she was and how determined she was to get what she wanted. Matthew is such a sweet character, he weighs out Marilla’s “coldness” (she’s not entirely horrible) perfectly. I can’t believe it took me so long to pick up this book:(55


Wonderful5 star

It’s a must read for everyone. So much love and happiness in each page.55


Hey5 star

Really good55


Awesome5 star

A beautiful story. I saw the TV adaptations first, both the older movies and the more recent episodes released by Netflix. The book is quite different in some ways and is really worth reading. The writing is delightful and wise. Awesome book!55


A must read5 star

A wonderful childhood classic55


Timeless tale5 star

What a gem. Read this to my children for night time reading and it was a delightful story!55


A favorite5 star

PSA! There are 8 books in this series, definitely read the first 3 or 4. They start to get boring after those though with half the books being about characters other than Anne. I've loved the 1985 Canadian adaptation s of Anne of Green Gables for years (give those a watch if you've seen and loved Netflix's Anne with and E(I like them so much I couldn't get into Anne with an E because the actors just didn't feel right)).Finally got around to reading the books last year and absolutely loved the first half of the series but have yet to finish the last two books.55


Amazing5 star

I’ve watched the movie 3 times over and over again on Netflix and I thought it would be nice if I also read the book. I must say that I am left breathless. The book was beautiful but I must note that the book ended quite abruptly. It’s painful not knowing what will happen next. I dp hope the author wrote a part two.55

Anne of Green Gables5 star

Imaginations As full of revelations Anne of Green Gables Bette with an e 😂😘55

Jodie Brown

Wonderful 📚5 star

I loved this book. It is one of the best classical books you will ever read. I was so sad at the end, but it was still really good! You will not regret reading this book.55

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