Title: Anne of the Island
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Genre: Young Adult, Classics
Date Finished: 9 August 2008
My Rating: 5 Stars
What can I say about this classic book? The third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, I think this is one of my favorites. Scratch that, I know it is one of my favorites. Possibly even my favorite of the whole series.
In Anne of the Island, Anne leaves Green Gables and Avonlea to attend Redmond College in Kingsport. The novel follows Anne's years at Redmond and her frequent trips back home to Avonlea as she transitions from girlhood to womanhood. Anne is more mature in this book but she is still very much the same Anne with her "scope for imagination."
This book has it all. Laughter, tears and love.
Laughter- Philippa Gordon is a riot. I love this character and thought she was the perfect addition to Anne's circle of friends.
The cat, the cat, the poor stray cat. I laugh out loud every time I read about the girls attempts to kill that poor stray cat.
Tears-The death of Ruby Gillis just gets me every time. I also love that Anne finally gets to see the home she lived in with her parents before they died. Such a sweet addition to the story.
Love-What would college be for a group of friends with out boys, boys, boys? How many times did Anne get proposed to and in how many crazy ways? I lost track. And really? Can you imagine if Anne married Royal Gardner? Ack!
I also really enjoyed reading about Philippa and her love triangles.
Gilbert! Sweet and true and faithful Gilbert. Oh how his first proposal just breaks my heart. And how happy I am when Anne finally realizes that what she feels for Gilbert goes beyond friendship.
I love this book! I really truly do!