Length: 276 pages
Setting: Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, early 1900s
Interest: It’s the second book in the series, and I’m reading them to Miss Adventure as her bedtime story.
Summary: Anne is back in Avonlea and teaching at the local school. She heads up the local Improvement Society, trying to make the lanes and hedgerows of Avonlea look prettier. She meets some new kindred spirits, including Mr. Harrison, the bachelor neighbor (although, turns out he really is married), Miss Lavender, an old maid living in Stone House, and Paul Irving, one of her students. Marilla takes in six-year old twins, quiet Dora and mischievous Davy. All through it, Anne continues to have big plans and dreams and fun.
Final thoughts: For some reason, I had forgotten that the Anne of Green Gables books were over a century old (which means you can get the stories free at the Gutenberg Project). They’re still excellent, although the first book is really the best. Anne’s a little older now and doesn’t get into near as many amusing scrapes. She is the sort of girl you aspire to be as you’re reading the book. I also love how the author is so adept at finding the perfect word for the situation, which makes the book an excellent vocabulary builder for Miss Adventure.
Title comes from: The main character and the setting.
Reading challenges fulfilled: 7/100 in my 100 Book Challenge, an A in the Alphabet Soup Title Challenge, a book set in North America for the Global Reading Challenge, and a classic by a woman author for my Back to the Classics Challenge
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