30. Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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I have enjoyed revisiting the classic Canadian story, Anne of Green Gables, during my commutes to the office.  I enjoyed this novel, set in Prince Edward Island, as a girl and enjoyed listening to the podcasts each day.  The podcasts made me smile, laugh and even shed a few tears as the story unfolded.

Anne was an 11 year old orphan who was mistakenly sent to live with siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert who had sent for a boy to help our on the farm.  Anne is a precocious red-head who finds herself in all sorts of predicaments such as dying her hair green and  serving her friend “cordial” and sending her home drunk.  Everyday was an adventure for the Cuthberts and for Anne.

The story spans a 5 year period and Anne grows to love Green Gables and the strict Marilla and kindly Matthew.  Anne grows up and is a very strong student, making the siblings proud.  She graduates from the local school and is rewarded with further education at Queens.  The story includes her best friend Diana and her rival Gilbert Blythe.

This classic story is one that every Canadian girl should read.  It is comical and heartwarming.  It makes me want to travel back to PEI and introduce my daughter to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s home and the peaceful island of red sand.  I enjoyed listening this terrific story and will listen to Anne of Avonlea next.

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

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