Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery

From Goodreads: At sixteen, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.


Book 2 of the Avonlea series. I had read this one, once before so I remembered a few things such as the introduction of the twins and the big storm...but most of the other details had been more or less forgotten.


My love will always be with Anne of Green Gables but I enjoyed this quite a bit. Anne is definitely much more mature in this book, but it's good to see that she still has a knack for getting into scrapes. I love seeing old characters, and enjoyed the new characters in this book.


I do think that Anne felt kind of stiff in this book. Part of the reason is of course that Anne is growing up, and given the time period, it would not be right for Anne to hold on to her childhood but it does make for sad reason that some of that spark is missing.