Friday, February 5, 2010
Anne of Green Gables
"When eleven-year-old Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables with nothing but a carpetbag and an overactive imagination, she knows that she has found her home. But first she must convince the Cuthberts to let her stay, even though she isn’t the boy they’d hoped for. The loquacious Anne quickly finds her way into their hearts, as she has with generations of readers, and her charming, ingenious adventures in Avonlea, filled with colorful characters and tender escapades, linger forever in our memories." (Amazon.com)
Anne of Green Gables epitomizes the genre this site focuses on. I watched the movies since I was a child but I only first read in 2006 when I was homesick overseas. I highlighted so many parts of this book that my copy is a total mess. But Anne, Anne is so charming! And not perfect, but the way she deals with those feelings of imperfection is perfect. She is completely genuine.