Anne of Green Gables is all about a little orphan girl, called Anne, who comes to stay with Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert in their ancestral farm, Green Gables.
The book starts on an interesting note. The Cuthberts, two unmarried siblings, are actually expecting a little orphan boy to help them out at their farm. The sight of Anne at the station shocks them. They decide to keep Anne just for a trial period and send her back.
The rest of the story is all about the endearing, Anne who warms her way into the hearts of not only Mathew and Marilla, but also becomes the favourite in the local school.
Anne is a talkative and happy girl. The author takes the reader through the life of a little girl, her little mistakes and how she untangles herself; her small fights and lasting friendships. Every episode that is sketched has a moral value to it, be it one of friendship or of forgiveness or of lasting gratitude and love.
As a teenager leafs through the pages she will find herself totally engrossed as every little detail is something she can relate with.
I would say that this is highly recommended book not only for every school going teenager but also for adults who would love to recall their past with nostalgia.
The story ends beautifully on a note gratitude and compassion, a note of friendship and understanding. Beautiful values that are lost today, let us as parents instill them in our children through good reading. Reading as we all know is the most valuable past time.
Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908. It was written as fiction for readers of all ages. Montgomery drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million books, in addition, this widely loved book is taught to students around the world.