Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables, book 1
by L.M. Montgomery
When siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help on their farm, a young girl named Anne is sent to them instead. Enthusiastic and bright, Anne finds her place on the farm and in the community.
This story is so sweet and wholesome. The beginning had me a bit concerned. The way the adoption of children is discussed as if they’re goods at a market is so crazy to me. But once we meet Anne everything changes. She is not at all the child the Cuthberts were expecting, but she finds her place with them nonetheless.
Anne is a chatty, optimistic, curious girl. Having never had a true home, she is quite prepared to be sent away when she learns she was not what Marilla and Matthew expected. Her charming personality and sunny disposition win them over almost immediately and eventually earn her friends young and old.
Over the course of a few years, we see highlights of Anne’s interactions, accomplishments, and mishaps as she grows up at the Cuthberts and matures with dreams of becoming a teacher.
This story was such a delight. Suitable for readers of all ages, if you’re looking for a cozy coming-of-age I’d definitely recommend this.