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Beautiful stories and eloquent writing
on 12 April 2018
I had always thought of the Anne of Green Gables as children's books. They are not. The author is brilliant at helping the reader see the world through the eyes of children. She has the rare gift of making a thoroughly good character, Anne, interesting and complex. Anne's resourcefulness had me in tears on many occasions.
Through the series we see Anne grow up and have children of her own and experience and cope with life's ups and downs.The author loves her characters and Prince Edward Island. The latter is almost a character in the books. Her descriptions of the island and its woods, flowers and fields are lyrical and poetic.There might be a bit too much of this for some modern readers but it is a price well worth paying for some beautiful stories and eloquent writing.
I loved it.