Happy 100 Year Anniversary!
I have lived in Canada for over 15 years and even became a citizen of this beautiful country, but I had never read Anne of Green Gables. I knew that I had to be remedy soon, so I started to read it. Then I happened to be on the Internet a few days ago and found out that this is the 100 year anniversary of this fine book.
Anne is picked up from an orphanage by a friend of the Cuthberts. They asked her to choose a boy for them, but somehow this was miscommunicated and they ended up with a girl. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert debated right in front of Anne trying decided if they should bring her back and exchange her for a boy. During this part it seems like they are debating over a sack of potatoes rather than a human being.
However, they did decide to keep her and that’s when the story truly begins. Anne easily wins the hearts of the Cuthbert’s, all of Green Gables, and the reader’s.
L.M. Montgomery’s characters come to life in this heart warming but not over sentimental book. I was able to visualize all of the places in Prince Edward Island with her breath taking descriptions. At times I forgot that I was actually reading a book. It was like I became part of the story, part of the town.
I definitely want to read the entire series now, and would very much like to visit P.E.I. I highly recommend this book for both children and adults, and you don’t even need to live in Canada to love it.