I just finished Anne of Green Gables and wish that I already had Anne of Avonlea in my hands. Such a wonderful story. There were so many quotes that I wanted to read out loud to Eric as I read. I literally did wake him up when I was reading last night to share a section I thought was so well written. (He sweetly listened and then fell back to sleep) I love Anne’s passion and her genuine response to life. She is so grateful for all that she has and she tries so very hard to do her best, and yet makes so many mistakes. I love her confessions and her repentance. I love the relationships that develop- the beauty of her friendship with Diana, the support and admiration that she has in her relationships with her adopted parents, and the tension that she has with her number one nemesis, Gilbert. I have found myself wishing that we could see what life was like- that we could visit just for a little while and see the White Way of Delight, the Lake of Shining Waters, the Haunted Woods, and all the other places that are described so thoroughly. As soon as I get a chance, I am going to watch the movie too. So good.
Finished January 21, 2010