Very true. I feel the sameLexi_22 wrote: ↑21 May 2019, 14:50I am a huge fan of the Anne of Green Gables series! I can honestly say that the person I am today was influenced by these books, specifically by the character of Anne Shirley herself. She is the most optimistic, enthusiastic, and imaginative person I have ever met (I feel like I know her personally even though that's not true in real life). I was very young when I was introduced to this beautiful story from Prince Edward Island, and it intrigued me to no end. These books follow the life of Anne Shirley from a young orphan girl to a talented and brilliant young woman set on making something of herself. She didn't allow the circumstances of her humble beginnings to stop her from pursuing her dreams. And she didn't allow her character flaws to hold her back from bettering herself and becoming the best version of herself possible. These books are about growth, the process of maturity, friendship, love, perseverance, and loyalty. They have taught me many things about how to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
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The Christmas I was eight, my grandmother gave me the complete boxed set. I read those books to pieces as a kid. I have taped and re-taped them over the years. She recently offered to get me a new set, but I told her that I treasure my old loved-to-death Anne books.
It is impossible for me to pick a favorite. I don't know if it's possible to match, much less excel, the magic of the first book, but if not, the sequels sure come close! I think Captain Jim and his Life Book are the best part of Anne's House of Dreams, and my favorite of all as a kid was Rainbow Valley. The older I get, the more beautiful and horrible Rilla of Ingelside becomes to me, especially as I read the journals of L.M. Montgomery and realized that in writing of the war, she was writing what she knew.
The only one I didn't care for as a kid was Anne of Windy Poplars, but I enjoy even that one now. I'm thirty-three and I still re-read the whole set every year or two.
If you haven't tried any of Montgomery's other books, I think you should. I'm also a huge fan of the Emily trilogy as well as Kilmeny of the Orchard, The Blue Castle, The Story Girl, and The Golden Road. I also really enjoy the short story collections compiled by Rea Wilmshurst.
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“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.”
― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables