New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises...including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart too. Suddenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love...
Another lovely instalment of Anne of Green Gables. I really love the Anne stories, but so far this one has to be my least favourite. I find it difficult to review classic literature because I am definitely no professional, but I just found this one to be boring.
This was also very different to the movie Anne of Green Gables The Sequel, which was also my least favourite of the three movies (mainly because she goes off to some girls school and meets that old man which was gross), but I still prefer the movie over the book. There were a lot of characters in here that I had either forgotten or didn’t know, but that was partly because I have a terrible memory. It didn’t help that I would fall asleep at the end of most chapters so I never knew what was going on. There were a few things in the book that never happened in the movie and it kind of shocked me a little bit. And small changes that were made like how it was Davie that told Anne about Gilbert, and Anne never went to Gilbert when he was sick (which was my favourite part of the movie!).
I do still really like Davie. He's such a cute, honest character. He always makes me laugh, you don't hear much about his sister though. I wouldn't even be able to tell you her name.
Overall this was s decent book, but I'm looking forward to the next one. Hopefully there will be more of Gilbert (I'm pretty sure I've said that in all of my Anne reviews). I’m just waiting for them to get married and have kids to be honest. I am interested in where the next instalment will take us (or me since I’m the one reading it).
And that concludes the shortest review ever.
Genre: Classic? Young Adult? I don’t even know what this would be classified as. CANADIAN LIT!
Acquired from: Audio Books (the app)
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