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O terceiro livro da série Anne de Green Gables! Anne Shirley decide deixar Green Gables e seu trabalho para ir atrás de seu sonho original: completar os estudos em Redmond College. Apesar de sentir-se dividida entre partir rumo ao desconhecido ou permanecer no ambiente familiar, Anne faz as malas e vai morar em Kingsport com Priscilla Grant. Gilbert Blythe também está indo O terceiro livro da série Anne de Green Gables! Anne Shirley decide deixar Green Gables e seu trabalho para ir atrás de seu sonho original: completar os estudos em Redmond College. Apesar de sentir-se dividida entre partir rumo ao desconhecido ou permanecer no ambiente familiar, Anne faz as malas e vai morar em Kingsport com Priscilla Grant. Gilbert Blythe também está indo para Kingsport para estudar e se tornar médico, e nada o tornaria mais feliz do que se Anne revelasse que sente mais do que amizade por ele. Novas aventuras descortinam-se além da curva do caminho, enquanto Anne guarda as lembranças da rotina rural de Avonlea, uma vida repleta de surpresas aguarda por ela, incluindo um pedido de casamento e a perda de algumas de suas preciosas ilusões infantis.


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O terceiro livro da série Anne de Green Gables! Anne Shirley decide deixar Green Gables e seu trabalho para ir atrás de seu sonho original: completar os estudos em Redmond College. Apesar de sentir-se dividida entre partir rumo ao desconhecido ou permanecer no ambiente familiar, Anne faz as malas e vai morar em Kingsport com Priscilla Grant. Gilbert Blythe também está indo O terceiro livro da série Anne de Green Gables! Anne Shirley decide deixar Green Gables e seu trabalho para ir atrás de seu sonho original: completar os estudos em Redmond College. Apesar de sentir-se dividida entre partir rumo ao desconhecido ou permanecer no ambiente familiar, Anne faz as malas e vai morar em Kingsport com Priscilla Grant. Gilbert Blythe também está indo para Kingsport para estudar e se tornar médico, e nada o tornaria mais feliz do que se Anne revelasse que sente mais do que amizade por ele. Novas aventuras descortinam-se além da curva do caminho, enquanto Anne guarda as lembranças da rotina rural de Avonlea, uma vida repleta de surpresas aguarda por ela, incluindo um pedido de casamento e a perda de algumas de suas preciosas ilusões infantis.

30 review for Anne da Ilha

  1. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Now this is the college life I longed for Anne Shirley is about to do the unthinkable - postpone marriage and attend off to Redmond College. She still plans to get married, but only after her education. She's found a darling house to rent with Prissy Grant (from Avonlea) and Phillipa Gordon (from Redmond). And now, her life will begin. I loved the feel of this one - the hopeful wondering, the exciting change of scenery and the true friendships she finds. However. I do have a few issues with the wa Now this is the college life I longed for Anne Shirley is about to do the unthinkable - postpone marriage and attend off to Redmond College. She still plans to get married, but only after her education. She's found a darling house to rent with Prissy Grant (from Avonlea) and Phillipa Gordon (from Redmond). And now, her life will begin. I loved the feel of this one - the hopeful wondering, the exciting change of scenery and the true friendships she finds. However. I do have a few issues with the way this one is written. It almost feels like everything is solved too simply. All challenges are overcome with a bit of plucky effort and everything always works out just the way it needs to. Always. And honestly, the first two novels I didn't mind this...but by the third novel of such coincidences, I am starting to grow a little tired of the sheer perfection of everything. “It will come sometime. Some beautiful morning she will just wake up and find it is Tomorrow. Not Today but Tomorrow. And then things will happen ... wonderful things.” I still enjoy this series but there are a few problems/inconsistencies that are really throwing me off. Dropping Diana Barry like a hot tamale Remember Diana Barry - Anne's one, true bosom friend? Kindred spirits alone do not change with the changing years. Anne is such a liar. Diana Barry - who was so essential to the first books - is pushed aside now that Anne's in college and Diana's raising a family. I understand that friends grow apart over time but if that was the case, there should be a paragraph or two explaining that. It's like...Diana was no longer useful to the plot so L. M. Montgomery just stopped writing about her. I mean, how hard would it be for Anne to write a few letters to Diana or for her to talk about missing her. I feel so betrayed on Diana's behalf. So much for friendship. The Schrodinger Cat And I couldn't have been the only one completely flabbergasted by the cat story. Upon discovery of a semi-friendly tom cat, Anne, Prissy and Phillipa decide to kill it with chloroform under a basket. After leaving the cat under the deathtrap for a night, Anne lifts up the basket only to discover that the cat survived. She then adopts the cat and becomes best friends with the feline. You almost MURDERED the cat - seriously, what the hell Anne? The Revolving Plot There seems to be a pattern to these books - Anne meets new bosom friends, one grumpy/ornery one and one miserable one (due to bad luck with true love). Anne befriends the grump, tries (and ultimately fails) meddling in the miserable one's life...Then she learns valuable life lessons about not judging/meddling someone by their first impression. And everything ends happy. Repeat. Concluding Thoughts Honestly, I'm more than a little disappointed by this one but not enough to stop the series. There were plenty of wonderful of moments and I really want to finish the series. Hopefully it picks up! Audiobook Comments Read by Renée Raudman - and it was a rather pleasant audio to listen to. Blog | Instagram | Twitter

  2. 5 out of 5

    emma

    I know a lot of people are still waiting for their Hogwarts letter, and that’s fine and all, but I’m still over here waiting for my formal invitation to attend college with Anne and Gilbert and Philippa and the gang. I’m sure it just got lost in the mail. I adored Anne of Green Gables (in spite of the fact that I read it for the first time at 21 years old, on a whim, having no intention of reading it beforehand and, in fact, only having a copy at all because it was very pretty and I’m very book-sh I know a lot of people are still waiting for their Hogwarts letter, and that’s fine and all, but I’m still over here waiting for my formal invitation to attend college with Anne and Gilbert and Philippa and the gang. I’m sure it just got lost in the mail. I adored Anne of Green Gables (in spite of the fact that I read it for the first time at 21 years old, on a whim, having no intention of reading it beforehand and, in fact, only having a copy at all because it was very pretty and I’m very book-shallow). Against all odds, I loved Anne of Avonlea just as much. And even more unlikely-ly, I loved Anne of the Island most of all. (So far.) The writing is beautiful. The settings are immersive. The storyline(s) are charming. And somehow all the characters are lovely, regardless of whether they’ve been there since the beginning or were just introduced two pages ago. I love all of them. So you understand my confusion at the fact that I have not yet been invited to Prince Edward Island, let alone accepted to Redmond College, LET ALONE inducted into Anne’s friend group. But like I said, I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. (I love this series way too much to consider the alternative.) Bottom line: GIVE ME THE NEXT ANNE BOOK!!! Please. ------- i was late for work because i physically could not put this book down. review to come / 5 stars ------- hello i would like to live inside these books and be best friends with anne and also be of the island thank you that is all

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    OH MY HEART. I love Anne and I love Gilbert and I love everyone and I love these books. Following Anne's story has made me SO HAPPY it's just so lovely and I can't deal with how good this series is. Anne at college and all her adventures are so lovely. <3 I have no other words besides that I love these books.

  4. 4 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    THAT LAST PARAGRAPH OMG I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    My sentimental favorite of the Anne series. I always thought college was going to be just like that - my best friends, a cute little house in a great neighborhood, and my childhood friend, madly in love with me. Anne is one of my favorite literary heroines, and I liked her transition between girlhood and adulthood. She's grown out of classic Anne of Green Gables, but she's still the same person. I must have read this book 30 times, and it never gets any less fun. It's one of my top 5 comfort book My sentimental favorite of the Anne series. I always thought college was going to be just like that - my best friends, a cute little house in a great neighborhood, and my childhood friend, madly in love with me. Anne is one of my favorite literary heroines, and I liked her transition between girlhood and adulthood. She's grown out of classic Anne of Green Gables, but she's still the same person. I must have read this book 30 times, and it never gets any less fun. It's one of my top 5 comfort books.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melki

    Ah . . . more comfort food in the form of a book. After an eventful summer, changes are in store for Anne as she prepares to leave Avonlea for Redmond College. Anne dressed in the cheerless gray dawn, for an early start was necessary to catch the boat train; she struggled against the tears that would well up in her eyes in spite of herself. She was leaving the home that was so dear to her, and something told her that she was leaving it forever, same as a holiday refuge. Things would never be the s Ah . . . more comfort food in the form of a book. After an eventful summer, changes are in store for Anne as she prepares to leave Avonlea for Redmond College. Anne dressed in the cheerless gray dawn, for an early start was necessary to catch the boat train; she struggled against the tears that would well up in her eyes in spite of herself. She was leaving the home that was so dear to her, and something told her that she was leaving it forever, same as a holiday refuge. Things would never be the same again; coming back for vacations would not be living there. And oh, how dear and beloved everything was -- that little white porch room, sacred to the dreams of girlhood, the old Snow Queen at the window, the brook in the hollow, the Dryad's Bubble, the Haunted Wood, and Lover's Lane -- all the thousand and one dear spots where memories of the old years bided. Could she ever be really happy anywhere else? But, there are new friends to meet and more challenges to conquer. Leaving home may bring heartache, but there is plenty of joy in store for our Anne. This book covers four eventful years in Anne's life, including the hilarious circumstances surrounding the publication of her first short story, the death of an old schoolmate, and the marriage of another. Anne herself receives some mighty strange marriage proposals. This is my favorite: "Yeh're a likely-looking girl and hev a right-smart way o' stepping," said Sam. "I don't want no lazy woman. Think it over. I won't change my mind yit awhile. Wall, I must be gitting. Gotter milk the cows." This makes my husband's proposal of "You're sturdy enough for farm chores" seem almost romantic. (At least he didn't skedaddle off to feel up a bunch of cow's udders.)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I forgot how much I absolutely adore this one!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Montgomery, L.M. 1915. Anne of the Island. "Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily. I don't know if there are enough words to describe how I feel about Anne of the Island. It is one of the most magically, wonderful, giddy-making, purely-delightful, satisfying books I've ever read...and reread...and reread. Reading this book makes all the world seem right. (At least during the reading process.) It picks up shortly after where Anne of Avonl Montgomery, L.M. 1915. Anne of the Island. "Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily. I don't know if there are enough words to describe how I feel about Anne of the Island. It is one of the most magically, wonderful, giddy-making, purely-delightful, satisfying books I've ever read...and reread...and reread. Reading this book makes all the world seem right. (At least during the reading process.) It picks up shortly after where Anne of Avonlea leaves off. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe are preparing to go off to Redmond college. (Along with Charlie Sloane and Priscilla Grant who you may or may not remember.) Diana Barry is engaged to Fred Wright. And there is a hint of love in the air. This is the story of Anne's college years; it spans four years. The books focus on her friendships with Priscilla Grant, Philippa Gordon, and Stella Maynard, her roommates. And of course the book focuses on her romantic-and-not-so-romantic dealings with men. Many men propose to Anne during the course of the book including Billy Andrews--who sends his sister in his place--and Sam Toliver with his bumbling, "Will yeh heve me?" (Charlie Sloane, Gilbert Blythe, and Royal Gardner are others.) There are many side stories in Anne of The Island. And while these little asides and tangents are not employed much in modern fiction, within the works of L.M. Montgomery, they are so thoroughly charming that they just work well. Really really well. I loved this one. Loved the romance. Loved the characters. Loved everything. Here's my favorite bit of the book: There is a book of Revelation in every one's life, as there is in the Bible. Anne read hers that bitter night, as she kept her agonized vigil through the hours of storm and darkness. She loved Gilbert—had always loved him! She knew that now. She knew that she could no more cast him out of her life without agony than she could have cut off her right hand and cast it from her. And the knowledge had come too late—too late even for the bitter solace of being with him at the last. If she had not been so blind—so foolish—she would have had the right to go to him now. But he would never know that she loved him—he would go away from this life thinking that she did not care. Oh, the black years of emptiness stretching before her! She could not live through them—she could not! She cowered down by her window and wished, for the first time in her gay young life, that she could die, too. If Gilbert went away from her, without one word or sign or message, she could not live. Nothing was of any value without him. She belonged to him and he to her. In her hour of supreme agony she had no doubt of that. He did not love Christine Stuart—never had loved Christine Stuart. Oh, what a fool she had been not to realize what the bond was that had held her to Gilbert—to think that the flattered fancy she had felt for Roy Gardner had been love. And now she must pay for her folly as for a crime. (237) © Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و پنجم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: آنی شرلی در جزیره - کتاب سوم؛ نویسنده: ال.ام. مونتگمری؛ متر Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و پنجم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: آنی شرلی در جزیره - کتاب سوم؛ نویسنده: ال.ام. مونتگمری؛ مترجم: سارا قدیانی؛ در 225 ص؛ آن شرلی در جزیره سومین جلد از مجموعه کتاب‌های آن شرلی اثر لوسی ماد مونتگمری است. خلاصه داستان: این بار آن شرلی قدم به دانشگاه ردموند می‌گذارد، و به همراه دوستانش در خانه‌ای به نام خانه «پتی» ساکن می‌شود. او با «رویال گاردنر» آشنا می‌شود. اما در انتها «رویال» را ترک کرده و با «گیلبرت بلایت» نامزد می‌شود. ا. شربیانی

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    "In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faery lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilor, to the land of Hearts Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal." Dear Lucy Maud, Thank you. Love, Jo. Dear Manchester, Anne says hi. Hope you’re well. Jo. Gilbert, [Censored] Always, J. Mrs Gardner, You called your son Royal? ROYAL? What is wro "In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faery lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilor, to the land of Hearts Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal." Dear Lucy Maud, Thank you. Love, Jo. Dear Manchester, Anne says hi. Hope you’re well. Jo. Gilbert, [Censored] Always, J. Mrs Gardner, You called your son Royal? ROYAL? What is wrong with you? Yours Truly, J.Williams. ps. Tell him I say HA.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elaina

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :D :D :D :D I loved this book SOOOOO much!! Probably as much as the first book, if not maybe even a little bit more! :)) It was really hard at first to determine which one I liked better, but I think I like Anne of the Island more since she just starts college and all ^_^ I felt like I could relate to her and the things she went through more in this book. There were so many little, tiny things that I enjoyed about this book, but the main thing I loved…....(I think you can gues Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :D :D :D :D I loved this book SOOOOO much!! Probably as much as the first book, if not maybe even a little bit more! :)) It was really hard at first to determine which one I liked better, but I think I like Anne of the Island more since she just starts college and all ^_^ I felt like I could relate to her and the things she went through more in this book. There were so many little, tiny things that I enjoyed about this book, but the main thing I loved…....(I think you can guess what that is by now XD lol)..….it’s Anne & Gilbert <3 <3 They will forever be my favorite fictional couple! ^_^ I really liked that they were friends/enemies ;) hehe since they were kids before they even thought about starting a relationship. I felt like Anne was being a little stupid at times about what she expected in a relationship, but I’m glad she finally figured out who was best for her in the end ;) I also really enjoyed getting to see Anne and her friends go to college and pick out a home to live in. When they picked their house, Patty’s Place, there was this cat that followed Anne home and she and her roommates didn’t want it living with them, so they did this really sad—but also kind of funny :p—thing to it…Anne’s roommate, Philippa or Phil, tried to chloroform it to kill it and that scene was a little cruel and hilarious at the same time XD *cowers in shame* hehe I seriously didn’t mean to laugh at that scene, but I couldn’t help it haha…I’m glad that it didn’t end up dying though because I would have felt terrible if it did :p I’ve mentioned this before, but I just really adore the characters in this series!! ^_^ They all seem like old friends now or ‘chums’, as they call it in the book, and I enjoy just reading about their day-to-day lives...By now, I think everyone on Goodreads knows how much I love the Anne of Green Gables series hehe so of course, I think all of you should go and pick these books up ;)

  12. 5 out of 5

    mich

    Holy crap, do you guys know what this is?! It’s a New Adult book that was written ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO! (Seriously, that’s what this is!) I had no idea this sub-genre existed back then, lol! College? Check. Relationship drama and angst? Check. Sassy, funny girlfriend? Check. Handsome, cocky love interest? Che— Wait, NO. No, no, nope! Move over all you hot, arrogant assholes, cuz Gilbert Blythe blows ALL of you out of the fricken water! I totally loved this. LOVED. THIS. Love love love love love : Holy crap, do you guys know what this is?! It’s a New Adult book that was written ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO! (Seriously, that’s what this is!) I had no idea this sub-genre existed back then, lol! College? Check. Relationship drama and angst? Check. Sassy, funny girlfriend? Check. Handsome, cocky love interest? Che— Wait, NO. No, no, nope! Move over all you hot, arrogant assholes, cuz Gilbert Blythe blows ALL of you out of the fricken water! I totally loved this. LOVED. THIS. Love love love love love :) There were a lot of different things to love in the first book (and I loved it all), but I’ll admit that the thing that REALLY hooked me in was the cute rivalry between Anne and Gilbert. Oh, those two. . . Omg, the angst! I had no idea! I didn’t know this book was gonna make me feel like this. All frustrated and hopeful and swoony and annoyed. (I’m guessing I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t ever read/seen this series before, but I’ll just spoiler tag anyway :P) (view spoiler)[ My heart thumped like crazy at so many parts! Like here: “This is what I would once have called an epoch in my life,” said Anne, as she took Roy’s violets out of their box and gazed at them thoughtfully. She meant to carry them, of course, but her eyes wandered to another box on her table. It was filled with lilies-of-the-valley, as fresh and fragrant as those which bloomed in the Green Gables yard when June came to Avonlea. Gilbert Blythe’s card lay beside it. (me: OH MY GOOOOODDDDD HE SENT HER FLOWERS EEEEEEK!!!!!) . . .the flash in Gilbert’s eyes when he saw her lilies. . . (me: OMG he sees that she chose HIS flowers to wear instead of Roy's COME ON YOU GUYS I MEAN SERIOUSLY JUST COME ON!!!!!!) “I have a dream,” he said slowly. “I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true.” (me: holy shit it’s really happening. IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!) “There was nobody else - there never could be anybody else for me but you. I’ve loved you ever since that day you broke your slate over my head in school.” Me: *sighs happily* No words. Completely satisfied. (hide spoiler)]

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julie Durnell

    Splendidly delightful! This is not quite the same Anne we first met in Green Gables but a maturing and horizons-broadened Anne. The new characters she meets while away at college add depth to the ongoing story; but her connections to Avonlea remain ever strong. I love Davy's letters describing his many plights. I positively love these books even more as an adult now!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Britany

    Anne is a little older and goes to school at Redmont with her friend, Prissy. Along the way they meet Phillippa Gordon (who may be my favorite character so far in the series, I mean besides Anne of course!). Phil, Prissy, and Anne find a house to let -- quaint and practically perfect. The house is called Patty's Place and they all soon move in. They find themselves with three cats- a fireplace, and imagination which makes for a lovely setting. Anne is trying to figure out what love is and how sh Anne is a little older and goes to school at Redmont with her friend, Prissy. Along the way they meet Phillippa Gordon (who may be my favorite character so far in the series, I mean besides Anne of course!). Phil, Prissy, and Anne find a house to let -- quaint and practically perfect. The house is called Patty's Place and they all soon move in. They find themselves with three cats- a fireplace, and imagination which makes for a lovely setting. Anne is trying to figure out what love is and how she feels about it, she gets proposed to multiple times (a few times elicited chuckles from me) and finally meets Roy Gardner- a wealthy man that meets Anne under an umbrella after "rescuing" her from the sudden rainstorm. (sigh) I really enjoyed Anne at this age, even still her stubborness got in her own way in regards to Gilbert. I almost got to a point where I would never forgive her, but luckily it all worked out in the end. THis book was more mature and as a byproduct had sadder events that tug at my heartstrings(view spoiler)[ (Ruby Gillis) (hide spoiler)] . Looking forward to the next book in Anne's story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Laurence R.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

  16. 5 out of 5

    Manybooks

    I absolutely love love love Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, and indeed, especially the third book, in particular her Anne of the Island is and always will be a total favourite, and yes, a very special and personal favourite that I have in fact and actually read more than ANY of the other series books, including the first novel, including Anne of Green Gables (with my conservative guesstimate being that my reading amount for Anne of Green Gables is probably around ten times bu I absolutely love love love Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, and indeed, especially the third book, in particular her Anne of the Island is and always will be a total favourite, and yes, a very special and personal favourite that I have in fact and actually read more than ANY of the other series books, including the first novel, including Anne of Green Gables (with my conservative guesstimate being that my reading amount for Anne of Green Gables is probably around ten times but that I have read, laughed and cried over Anne of the Island probably twenty times and perhaps even considerably more than that). Honestly and truth be told, I definitely and certainly massively both adore and appreciate absolutely everything about Anne of the Island. Anne Shirley finally going to Redmond College to get her BA, her rather humorous but also a bit frustrating travails trying to learn how to write proper and not too exaggerated, too overwrought fiction, her on and off again romantic entanglements with Gilbert Blythe and yes, even poor Ruby Gillis' death from consumption (although part of me has always chafed that L.M. Montgomery could not have let Ruby live), all of these (and of course many many more) episodes and anecdotes, they always make me feel comforted, and like a hot cup of tea, Anne of the Island is to and for me a panacea to and for both my and the world's ills and woes. But still and nevertheless, even though totally like a blanket of loveliness and softly positive wonder, Anne of the Island also portrays sadness (and even tragedy) at times, albeit always in a manner that is easily digestible and tolerable, acceptable, perhaps even necessary and required, and with the glowing and very much appreciated fact that L.M. Montgomery makes most of her characters, makes Anne, Stella, Priscilla, Philippa, Diana etc. appear, act as realistically conceptualised individuals with both positive and negative characteristics, and also has them make their share of mistakes (such as for example how Anne Shirley at times a bit callously approaches and deals with Gilbert Blythe, and her acceptance and then rather harsh refusal of Roy Gardiner before finally managing to realise that Gilbert truly is the one for her) being the absolute icing on the cake for me (even though I do sometimes tend to find that episode of Gilbert being ill with typhoid before Anne realises how much she loves him just a bit too much). For what makes the Anne of Green Gables series as a whole and what in my opinion makes especially Anne of the Island so delightfully wonderful and readable, relatable, is how deeply developed and nuanced Montgomery's characters for the most part are, how none or at least how the vast majority of them are never one-sided, are both lovable and sometimes indeed most annoyingly infuriating (that the characters who inhabit the pages of Anne of the Island have been rendered by Montgomery as basically real and breathing, living human beings, individuals whom one can both like/love but also occasionally not stand, a wonderfully both imaginative and realistic reading experience that is like a breath of fresh air and a total personally enchanting and endearing comfort whenever I decide to reread).

  17. 5 out of 5

    Degeorgetown

    After this book the series has lost its charm, I don't think I'll read any of the other books. This wasn't exactly a bad book... just kind of tedious. It takes place over 3 years and goes between Anne being at college and at Green Gables. The best part: Anne and Gilbert finally get together! The good part: It's fun to see Anne and her friends making a home out of Patty's place, even if her new friend Phil is extremely annoying. The bad part: Davy is still disturbing to read about. He cries because After this book the series has lost its charm, I don't think I'll read any of the other books. This wasn't exactly a bad book... just kind of tedious. It takes place over 3 years and goes between Anne being at college and at Green Gables. The best part: Anne and Gilbert finally get together! The good part: It's fun to see Anne and her friends making a home out of Patty's place, even if her new friend Phil is extremely annoying. The bad part: Davy is still disturbing to read about. He cries because he missed the "fun" of seeing Mrs. Lynde fall down the cellar stairs and hurt herself. Anne is proposed to 6 times. She turns down pretty much every one of them, it gets a little silly. The worst part: The author is constantly inserting her views on god and politics into the story. The horrifying part: Anne and her friends find a stray cat and they decide to kill it by putting it into a box with chloroform. WTF. Even worse, Mr. Harrison decides he doesn't want his dog anymore so he hangs it. After it survives and tries to hide in the barn, he hangs it again. WTF. I know things were different back then but WTF!!! It's horrifying how calm they all are about murdering animals when they get so offended by statements like "God knows."

  18. 5 out of 5

    Megan Larson

    When I get to heaven, I want to meet Lucy Maud Montgomery! What insight the woman had, and what depth. I loved the first book for its tenderness and vitality, the second for its insight and humor. This book had all of those things, but added something more--tremendous depth. I believe the theme of this book is maturity, and the old characters as well as some new ones gain and display this quality without making the book at all dry or humorless--it is quite the opposite. Of course, there are othe When I get to heaven, I want to meet Lucy Maud Montgomery! What insight the woman had, and what depth. I loved the first book for its tenderness and vitality, the second for its insight and humor. This book had all of those things, but added something more--tremendous depth. I believe the theme of this book is maturity, and the old characters as well as some new ones gain and display this quality without making the book at all dry or humorless--it is quite the opposite. Of course, there are other themes as well, not the least of which is love. But I wouldn't spoil the book for you--just read it! (P.S. This book helped me to realize that the movie "Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel," which I have loved all my life, must now be sold. I will never be able to enjoy it the same way again, knowing what the story was meant to be!)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Wolf

    So sweet! Loved this one.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    These books honestly make me so happy. Anne is one of my all time favourite characters, I’ve grown to care for her so much and I get so absorbed reading about her life. And now that I’m older I relate so much more to what she starts going through as an adult, it really makes rereading these books a pleasure!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Celeste

    This is going to be short and sweet. As with the previous two books, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the story of Anne Shirley’s life. Here, we see Anne attending college and fighting against the assumptions of others regarding her love life. She makes new friends and a new home and watches as old friends and Green Gables begin to change. It’s hard growing up and seeing that life doesn’t stay the same, and Anne struggles with this. She also struggles with her love life. There’s a bit of This is going to be short and sweet. As with the previous two books, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the story of Anne Shirley’s life. Here, we see Anne attending college and fighting against the assumptions of others regarding her love life. She makes new friends and a new home and watches as old friends and Green Gables begin to change. It’s hard growing up and seeing that life doesn’t stay the same, and Anne struggles with this. She also struggles with her love life. There’s a bit of a love triangle here, which I always hate, and Anne is downright silly and ignorant in her desire to not love a particular someone, but everything works out right in the end. As with all of these books, there’s lots of humor, and a multitude of profound statements. I love the mix of depth and levity Montgomery is able to produce with such deftness. Although I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the two before it, it’s still a lovely story. I’ve never made it beyond this book in the eight-book series, so I’m excited to see what happens next!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    It's a sad reminder how times change when you approach the bookstore with a gleam in your eye of rediscovering a childhood favorite only to find that they no longer carry it. That was my recent experience where instead of finding Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery I found vampires, sorcery, and scantily clad teenagers glaring at me from overly bright and shiny bookcovers. I will not claim that the Anne series is monumental fiction but it was too me. I wonder if youth today are getting in th It's a sad reminder how times change when you approach the bookstore with a gleam in your eye of rediscovering a childhood favorite only to find that they no longer carry it. That was my recent experience where instead of finding Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery I found vampires, sorcery, and scantily clad teenagers glaring at me from overly bright and shiny bookcovers. I will not claim that the Anne series is monumental fiction but it was too me. I wonder if youth today are getting in their own reading what I so very much treasured in the books of my childhood. In twenty years will they fondly remember those manga (?) books or recall the great vampire trend? Will they be the ones saying how times have changed? Probably. I love Anne. She is simple and complex she is delightful and innocent. I would love to be just like her minus the red hair. She lives in beautiful environments and has an amazing time wherever she goes. I guess there will always be crud sold as literature which is what I called all those books taking over the precious spots my Anne should have been in, but wasn't it I who loved R.L. Stines Fear Street series twenty years ago too? And isn't it I who have wonderful memories of reading that crud as a kid? I guess so.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    Good Lord! It was extremely trying to get through this one. I think it's safe to say I've had enough Anne for the time being. There were still elements that I liked in this book, but I had some major issues with Anne herself here. What a blind idiot! You had the tingly feelings for Gilbert in the past and just brushed them off as nothing. In my experience, that tingly feeling doesn't evaporate. Every time you see that person, it grows and grows until eventually something needs to be done about it Good Lord! It was extremely trying to get through this one. I think it's safe to say I've had enough Anne for the time being. There were still elements that I liked in this book, but I had some major issues with Anne herself here. What a blind idiot! You had the tingly feelings for Gilbert in the past and just brushed them off as nothing. In my experience, that tingly feeling doesn't evaporate. Every time you see that person, it grows and grows until eventually something needs to be done about it either way. How can you blush every time someone mentions that persons name and have no idea why? You're a smart lady! Why are you acting so dumb? Second of all, I don't know if this was typical back in the day, but what was up with dating people but hardly ever seeing them but once or twice a year, even though you go to school together and live close by? How do you date someone for two years and hardly know them? Why are you being proposed to every thirty seconds. Also that story about that guy whose mom wouldn't let him marry anyone until she died was extremely effed up because he wouldn't propose to his girlfriend after twenty years until the mom died but he PROPOSED TO ANNE when the mom was still alive. What a crock of poooooop! Anne became pretty stuck up the older she got. I liked her better as a little crazy kid. By the end of the first book she matured and I was like: fine. This is fine. Everybody grows up at some point. However, Anne needs to get over herself, thank you very much. She walks around with her perfect nose acting all better than everyone and is worshiped everywhere she goes and just blech. Stop. Lastly, I was upset by the animal abuse featured in this book. At one point, Anne and her friends try to kill a cat by suffocating it in a box. Thankfully it doesn't work but SERIOUSLY!?! You were going to kill a cat just because it was ugly and liked you? Then later on, she got pissed about something in her own life and took it out on the poor puss by boxing its ears. WTF, ANNE!?! The ending is what I wanted all along but it shouldn't have taken until the last few pages to get it. This was a frustrating read!

  24. 5 out of 5

    kris

    Anne Shirley goes to Redmond, makes friends, discovers boys are A Thing, and returns to Green Gables and Avonlea which she is startled to realize no longer feel quite like home. Every time I try to approach these books logically to provide a thorough critique and commentary on them, my soul cries out and I'm left clutching fistfuls of tears shouting about my childhood. There's something so intrinsically linked to who I was when I first read them that I can't separate myself from them. It's just Anne Shirley goes to Redmond, makes friends, discovers boys are A Thing, and returns to Green Gables and Avonlea which she is startled to realize no longer feel quite like home. Every time I try to approach these books logically to provide a thorough critique and commentary on them, my soul cries out and I'm left clutching fistfuls of tears shouting about my childhood. There's something so intrinsically linked to who I was when I first read them that I can't separate myself from them. It's just so cozy and heartening reading about the girls settling into Patty's Place and making lives for themselves, even as many of the details get swept to the side in the hurry of cramming four years into one volume. I wanted more of those quiet evenings studying, or the rambunctious evenings when they were home to friends, or the festive nights when they went out to parties and dances. I was also a bit thrown by some of the casual violence this time around: chloroforming Rusty; hanging the dog; Mrs. Lynde falling down the cellar steps; Ruby's death; Mrs. Josephine Barry's death—I feel like these things were stepped over or rushed over without too much weight. ALSO, I put from my mind the fact that Anne is "not overly fond" of cats. I mean, really. In addition, I found myself the smallest bit frustrated with how conveniently perfect everything works out for Anne: Patty and Maria choosing to be gone for 3 years exactly, returning in May after graduation; Mrs. Barry's death giving Anne enough money to stay on at Redmond; etc. It's a wonderful story, but it does make for a kind of easy, eye-rolling sensation of of course it'll all be all right; how could it not? that went down like syrup. After wanting more about Diana settling into Avonlea, now I'm hungry for a glimpse into Gilbert Blythe's days at college: working at a newspaper, deciding to become a doctor, seeing Anne out and about and feeling heartbroken, befriending Christine and getting along with her without any other expectations. BUT STILL: "I have a dream," he said slowly. "I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true. I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the foot-steps of friends—and YOU!" PS: Not enough kissing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I loved going away to college with Anne. Her life there with her friends at Patty's Place just exudes charm and cozy-feelings. Of course, I was thrilled with the happily-ever-after, while completely relating to Anne's nostalgia about days gone by. I think Anne, and myself, needed the reminder that even when it's sad to leave the former things behind, there are always good things to come. Anne is such an indescribably charismatic character, one that is sincere and lovely to be around. The seconda I loved going away to college with Anne. Her life there with her friends at Patty's Place just exudes charm and cozy-feelings. Of course, I was thrilled with the happily-ever-after, while completely relating to Anne's nostalgia about days gone by. I think Anne, and myself, needed the reminder that even when it's sad to leave the former things behind, there are always good things to come. Anne is such an indescribably charismatic character, one that is sincere and lovely to be around. The secondary characters are always so fun - my favorites in this one are Phillipa and Aunt Jimsie - they just made me smile. I'm so eager to read the next installment in the series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    The Book Queen

    PERFECT. This book is my favourite in the series, if only for that ending. I fangirl-squee every time I read it, and I never fangirl-squee. P.S. I love Anne and Gilbert together and Gilbert is wonderful

  27. 5 out of 5

    Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    Continuing my friendship with Anne with the third book in the series, I had the same surefire calm vacation experience as I've done reading the ones before. There's not much to be said about a new Anne book - other than the fact that if you've enjoyed one of them, you'll probably enjoy another too. There was only one thing slightly off in this one for me - it's supposed to be a book about Anne in college. And yet - Anne's college goes by without... any college. I feel like we don't hear about it Continuing my friendship with Anne with the third book in the series, I had the same surefire calm vacation experience as I've done reading the ones before. There's not much to be said about a new Anne book - other than the fact that if you've enjoyed one of them, you'll probably enjoy another too. There was only one thing slightly off in this one for me - it's supposed to be a book about Anne in college. And yet - Anne's college goes by without... any college. I feel like we don't hear about it at all. It's just her life during the summers and her house. (view spoiler)[And what's this about killing dogs and cats?.. (hide spoiler)] However, I have to admit that the romance is absolutely perfect! I'm not a romance reader, so I thought Anne and Gilbert's love story to be done absolutely perfectly in its modesty and minimal approach. It's just so heartwarming, true and cozy. Just what I would have imagined for Anne! This review does not feature on my blog, but if you want more recommendations and bookish posts, please visit: My Blog | My Bookstagram | My Bookish Twitter

  28. 4 out of 5

    Colleen Martin

    This was pretty disappointing. Lucy Maud spends WAY too much time describing unimportant incidentals, like when Anne spends a summer teaching in Valley Road (I had to Google the name of the town because I couldn't for the life of me remember it, so what's that tell you about how riveting the chapter was?). It had absolutely no relevance to the story and the only thing I recall about it was that the woman driving the cart was flat-out obnoxious. "Jog along, black mare!" Ugh, it's like fingernails This was pretty disappointing. Lucy Maud spends WAY too much time describing unimportant incidentals, like when Anne spends a summer teaching in Valley Road (I had to Google the name of the town because I couldn't for the life of me remember it, so what's that tell you about how riveting the chapter was?). It had absolutely no relevance to the story and the only thing I recall about it was that the woman driving the cart was flat-out obnoxious. "Jog along, black mare!" Ugh, it's like fingernails on the chalkboard just remembering it. I'm all for using quaint colloquialisms, but L.M. abused them to the point of ridiculousness (see also - Davy with "I wanna know" and Paul with "YOU know, teacher"). The best part of the story was, once again, Anne and Gilbert's romance, but it was relegated to an afterthought. I'm really starting to question whether or not I want to finish the series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Krista

    I just love this one! The last scene has got to be my favorite of all!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I fell in love with Anne of Prince Edward Island when I was 13. I remember that summer vividly. I brought home each book in the series from the library and read them avidly. Anne and her simple troubles were such a contrast to my divorcing/fighting parents. I was looking for a way to avoid my summer/homework reading (an assignment from our principal) when I spotted an Anne book on my classroom bookshelf. I snarfed it up. I was once told that the definition of a classic novel was a book which could I fell in love with Anne of Prince Edward Island when I was 13. I remember that summer vividly. I brought home each book in the series from the library and read them avidly. Anne and her simple troubles were such a contrast to my divorcing/fighting parents. I was looking for a way to avoid my summer/homework reading (an assignment from our principal) when I spotted an Anne book on my classroom bookshelf. I snarfed it up. I was once told that the definition of a classic novel was a book which could be read at almost any age and the reader would find new insights each time. This time as I read, I noticed L.M. Montgomery descriptive ability. I focused on how she described colors, especially. She didn't use fancy words; she used shared experiences. The sky wasn't the indigo, azure, or sapphire, rather the sky was the blue of a cold December day. I'd like to learn her descriptive technique. I also enjoyed how L.M. Montgomery deals with death. Death isn't a way of adding tragedy or drama to life; it's simply part of life. The circle of life, if you will, involves death. I think I'll be adding "visit Prince Edward Island" to my bucket list. I also think I'm going to look into checking out the entire series from the library. I've fallen back in love with Anne.

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