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.
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
Always love reading this series!55
This is a must read for everyone.55
Can we all just agree that when Matthew died, 𝗪𝗘 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥?! Matthew was indeed one of my favorite characters and when he died, holy cow, I cried as of he was a real person. It hurt because during that chapter I could only think about how good he was to Anne. Rest in Peace Matthew Cuthbert. 😔55
This book was a great master piece! I will be reading the whole saga, it literally made laugh, cry and have so many emotions!55
I so enjoyed this exciting and colorful story. Anne’s energy and enthusiasm for life is touching. It reminded me of my childhood adventures. A recommended read for any age!55
An enjoyable light read. I had affection for the characters. Suitable for all ages. Parents reading it may find a different message than will a teen.55
How did it take me 50 years to read this classic? I was sad it ended at page 777! What a masterpiece and delightful book!55
No thank you35
Love Anne and this series of books. Great for young readers, as well as those more mature.55