Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help Matthew with the farm work. What the orphanage sends instead is a flaming redhead with a mouth that never stops moving. Marilla tells Anne right away that they are sending her back, but Anne is determined to win them over. Anne's wild imagination, happy-go-lucky attitude and odd quirks capture Matthew's heart and Marilla agrees to let her stay. At school, Anne quickly makes friends, and enemies. She swears to hate Gilbert Blythe forever because he made fun of her "carrot" hair, a tender subject with Anne. And that is just the beginning. Anne is constantly getting into mischief, like the time she misplaces Marilla's prized brooch, or when the boat she is floating down the river on springs a leak. But despite all Anne's flaws, her family and friends find they can't live without this feisty character.
I have read two of the Anne of Green Gables series, and I will tell you, Anne never grows out of mischief. These books are always entertaining! The content is geared more toward children and teens, though it is written more for teens and young adults.
L M Montgomery has a real talent for creating lovable characters! I loved all of the characters in their own way, from Diana, Anne's adventurous best friend to Rachel Lynde, the stern and severe elderly woman who is completely content to knit while spying on the town through her window all day long.
Overall, this is pretty much my favorite childhood book, and I hope you enjoyed this review! I hope you join me on Monday for an Author Bio of Eli Brown!