Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

One of my favorite books growing up was Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. The book is 336 pages long and is recommended for children ages 10 and up. I bought a copy of the book for my daughter last year when she was 11 years of age. I ended up borrowing it from her and reading it again.

The book is about an orphan named Anne Shirley, who has bright red hair and a wild imagination. Mr. Cuthbert picks her up, but is shocked to find out that the orphanage sent over a girl. He and is sister Marilla had intended on a boy to help with the chores. They, of course, end up falling in love with Anne and decide to make her a permanent addition to their family. L. M. Montgomery even went on to add eight sequels to this precious book, continuing the story for avid fans like myself.

The book Anne of Green Gables was so well received that it was actually turned into a movie, an animated series, and several mini series made for television. I think what attracts girls especially to this book is that they can easily relate with the character of Anne. She is skinny, has bright red hair, and is headstrong. She also makes mistakes like most kids, even dying her red hair green. More importantly, Anne isn’t afraid to dream.

I love the way that Anne viewed the nature around her, even giving certain places within her town a name that she felt was more appropriate. She also displayed how to be a best friend with the relationship she had with a character named Diana. I cannot say enough about this book and highly recommend it for kids in fifth grade and up.