Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery I probably would give it a 4.5 star rating if I could. I don't mean to demean the book in any way by not giving it 5 stars, for surely it does deserve such a rating in some ways, but in other ways a 4 star rating is a more realistic one to give. ;)

Anyway, suffice it to say I loved this book. I thought it was a wonderful sequel to the first one and I am going to continue on in the series because it's turning out to be a wonderful journey well beyond what I imagined it would be. I seem to be very affected by the comings and goings, the deaths and celebrations and the closeness I feel, a friendship almost to Anne herself as she is growing up. I look forward to cheering her on in the third novel as well as enduring with her pain and loss just as equally as her victories and accomplishments.

Lucy Maud Montgomery has truly written a classic series here, which I'm sure many are already aware of and I'm just arriving late to the party. It's also a real service to readers everywhere that these books are freely available on the internet. A true gift of words herein.