Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery


The earth is red on Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island is the location for Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Anne is, of course, loved by many. Yes, by me too. My first encounter with Anne of Green Gables was when my sister got the book as a present. I was jealous. I was told I was too young for it. But when she was finished with the lovely hardback, it was mine to read. And I did read it. And I went to the library to get the rest of the series. Now at last – years later – I have my own copy. It is also hardback, but it is in the original English – not Finnish. In fact my edition (Wordsworth) is also lovely, but in a different way to my sister’s copy.

anne of gg kuva
Lovely golden hues…

Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful read. It is positive, descriptive and full of imagination. It is also representative in the characters it presents. I do know the story and I very rarely re-read books. This is one that I could read again with pleasure. I looked forward to continuing it, when doing other things. In fact, it helped me to get out of a reading slump. I had first selected and started  both The Handmaid’s Tale and Becoming at the beginning of the year, but found that they were not my needs just right now. I wished to mingle between flowers and trees with Anne, not in gloomy future or in racial tensions. Time for that will be later.

An image that has stayed from childhood: Two-story country house, white fence and cherry trees.

Yes, it is a children’s book. I have revisited my childhood. I am glad I have.

STARS: 5/5

Anne liked Marilla’s amethyst brooch. This ring shows how lovely amethyst is.

Here is a link to Google Maps showing the locations for fan tourists:,-63.4108859,14z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4b5fbf9f119031fd:0xa6378ec95c4735db!2sCavendish,+Prinssi+Edwardin+saari+C0A+1M0,+Kanada!3b1!8m2!3d46.491261!4d-63.378674!3m4!1s0x0:0xe5546936725340c6!8m2!3d46.4884247!4d-63.3823371



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