Author: L.M. Montgomery
Original title: Anne of Green Gables
Edition Language: Russian
As soon as Anne Shirley
arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure
she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to
to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected—a skinny girl
with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them
to let her stay, she'll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into
scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne
is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with
an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she
can call herself Anne of Green Gables.
I read it so long ago, but I can say for sure that I love it. It is such a light, kind novel with one of the most idealistic characters that I came across in literature. Anne is a picture of an ideal child: hardworking, happy, forgiving and caring. The child that encountered difficulties and unfair discrimination at the early age still was able to save the innocence of character and positive and loving point of view. She did not become hardened in heart, and still was looking for the best even in small things.
I actually felt nostalgia about feeling and thinking like Anne.When your thoughts are still not clouded by material desires and you contemplate the world, without searching your place and purpose, but just as a pure wonder of nature and creation.
Reading this book made me slow down a bit and look around and see a nice tree, a small bird, a huge boulder, whose stories we do not know, but it does not that they are not there, we just did not care to stop and find out.
I might talk about the plot and the character development, but I'd better write about the light and easy feeling I had after reading this book and happy smile that I have on my face when I remember about Anne Shirley's story and her adventures.