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Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea (1909)

by L.M. Montgomery

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Series: Anne of Green Gables (2)

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Watching Anne grow up by degrees, I understand it better now than I would have if I'd finished reading this book the first time I started it, a good many years ago. I appreciate the beauty of it now, as well as the way Montgomery, as usual, takes you directly to Avonlea and Prince Edward Island, with all of its seasons and charms. Splendid imagery! ( )
  NadineC.Keels | Apr 10, 2014 |
Uggh, Davy and Dora suck. Especially Davy. ( )
1 vote thatotter | Feb 6, 2014 |
I loved every minute of this book. It is a great follow-up to the classic first book. ( )
1 vote ScribbleKey | Jan 10, 2014 |
I'm really not sure why I liked this book so much. Anne should really come across as a mary-sue, she gets so close sometimes, but ultimately (at least in my mind) she dodges that particular bullet every time. I think it has to do with how many scrapes she gets into, and how many people think she's crazy. It also probably has to do with the fact that I listened to it as I went to bed, instead of reading through it; I am not sure if I could have stuck with such an optimistic character for so long if I had had to read it.

So I must say that this book manages to balance happy optimism and realism to the greatest extent that I can remember any book I've read ever doing. I kind of wish that they still let sixteen-year-olds teach elementary schools :p ( )
  Zabeth | Dec 9, 2013 |
This wasn't exactly a good book for me. I found that the magic and appeal from Anne as a charter that was in the first book, was lost in this one. I also found it to be repetitive at times, especially with Davy, and a bit boring.

Anne has grown up a lot since we first saw her, and I do like how her character has grown throughout the two books. The author has done a good job at creating some solid character development for Anne. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect to Anne this time around. I also found the general plot of this book to be boring and drag on a lot longer than it should have. The was the society Anne was a part of, that while it helped build Anne as a character, I found that it was in the book to much, and I began to lose interest. Interactions with Davy and the trouble he cause also began to irritate me, as it felt like the same thing just kept happening over and over.

The ending was fine. It helped set up for the next book, which may or may not be worth reading, I haven't decided yet, but overall the book didn't work for me.

Also found on my book review blog Jules' Book Reviews - Anne of Avonlea ( )
  bookwormjules | Oct 12, 2013 |
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Sieffert, ClareIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Flowers spring to blossom where she walks
The careful ways of duty,
Our hard, stiff lines of life with her
Are flowing curves of beauty.
- Whittier
to my former teacher,
Hattie Gordon Smith
in grateful rememberance
of her sympathy and encouragement
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A tall, slim girl, "half-past sixteen," with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn, had sat down on the broad red sandstone doorstep of a Prince Edward Island farmhouse one ripe afternoon in August, firmly resolved to construe so many lines of Virgil.
"If you went to your own room at midnight, locked the door, pulled down the blind, and sneezed, Mrs. Lynde would ask you the next day how your cold was!"
Eliza was sewing patchwork, not because it was needed but simply as a protest against the frivolous lace Catherine was crocheting.
"It does people good to have to do things they don't like … in moderation." - - Mr. Harrison
"I was just trying to write out some of my thoughts, as Professor Hamilton advised me, but I couldn't get them to please me. They seem so stiff and foolish directly they're written down on white paper with black ink. Fancies are like shadows… you can't cage them, they're such wayward, dancing things…"
"… You must excuse me, Anne. I've got a habit of being outspoken and folks mustn't mind it."

"But they can't help minding it. And I don’t think it's any help that it's your habit. What would you think of a person who went about sticking pins and needles into people and saying 'Excuse me, you mustn't mind it … it's just a habit I've got.' You'd think he was crazy, wouldn't you?"
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At sixteen Anne is grown up. . . almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behavior of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.

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In this sequel to "Anne of Green Gables," teenage Anne Shirley becomes a schoolteacher in a small village on Prince Edward Island.

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