Friday, February 5, 2010

Anne of Avonlea

By: L.M. Montgomery

Published: 1909


"In the past, teachers started their careers at a very early age. Anne, a sixteen- year -old girl had made up her mind to become a teacher. She didn´t want to be an ordinary teacher; no, she wanted to make the difference because she loved teaching. The very first day of classes and her first experience as a teacher was exciting; however, because of inexperience she could not help being nervous but that didn´t prevent her from making her dream come true.
As a teacher, she learned that every student is different, and that they should be treated not only as a group but also as individuals. Among her students there is a boy who is really special. He is a dreamer just as Anne herself is. This common sharing makes them become good friends. But besides her profession, Anne also has her own personal life. At first she lives together with her aunt Marilla, and later with Marilla´s adopted twins. Besides her family, she has very good friends the same age she is. Together with one of her best friends, Anne goes through different adventures. Although she has become the town- school teacher, she is still a young girl who when she is not teaching enjoys life in the way a teen ager does.
In this book, the characters and places are described in such a way that it is easy to imagine them and to live the story in a very colorful way as if one were part of the story." (

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