Kindred Spirits.

It’s Book-of-the-Month Day, yo!

A short critique of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

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Good morning, Dear Reader!

As usual, I intend to keep this review short and sweet.

Very sweet.

Because that is exactly how I would describe this absolutely lovely piece of literature.

. . .

I’m not really sure how this one escaped me all these years. As a white girl from the northeastern suburbs of the US of A, you’d think this novel would have stumbled into my backpack somewhere along the lines.

Anyway, you may know that Anne was one of the 100 selected for my 100 Classics Reading Challenge.

And this one’s a keeper, friends.

. . .

For those of you who’ve never actually met me, you need to understand something:

While I am very much an opinionated, embracer of curse words and rock n’ roll, I’d say 75% of me is a combination of librarian, Mother Goose, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Hot, I know.

I absolutely love “innocent” things, and Anne has a delightfully-innocent appreciation for. . . well, pretty much everything.

She gets excited about the weather. The trees. The possibility that each day brings.

She reminds me of everything I hope to be:

Optimistic. Loving. A gentle spirit.

And she has vibrant red hair.

. . .

Favorite passage?

“But Anne, with her elbows on the window sill, her soft cheek laid against her clasped hands, and her eyes filled with visions, looked out unheedingly across city roof and spire to that glorious dome of sunset sky and wove her dreams of a possible future from the golden tissue of youth’s own optimism. All the Beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years–each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet” (Montgomery).

(hugs herself and smiles thoughtfully)

Yes, Anne. Yes.

. . .

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11 responses to “Kindred Spirits.”

  1. great review, and I love the passage that you chose…

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    1. Thanks! There were so many to choose from. I’m hoping the subsequent books are just as good! πŸ“šπŸŒ·πŸ•Š

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      1. the odds are pretty high that you’ll find lots of great books from that list!

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      2. That’s my hope! 😎

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  2. Great passage! I think I will pick that book up. I remember as a kid the Disney Channel hosted a TV series based on those books.

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    1. Awesome! Yeah, I heard Netflix has a series that’s supposed to be pretty good. Happy reading, friend. πŸ•Š


  3. One of my faves as well. I was just asking my girls about some of the classics. I think I’ll start getting them

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    1. Awesome! Happy reading, friend. πŸ™‚

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  4. jessicadconrad Avatar

    “All the Beyond was hers” almost brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing such a perfect and desperately needed sentiment during these times when it’s easy to feel defeated and powerless.

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    1. My pleasure! The novel is filled with delicious passages like this one. Thanks, Jess. πŸ•Š


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