Monday, December 2, 2013
A Childhood Classic (but not my childhood)
Sometimes I am really amazed at some classic novels that I simply never read when I was growing up. It's never too late though! I found L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables to be smartly written and thoroughly winsome. Anne, an "outspoken morsel of neglected humanity," is an orphan who comes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on bucolic Prince Edward Island. The Cuthberts original set out to raise a boy, but are surprised to discover a girl waiting for them at the train station. Anne's boundless optimism, imagination, and love for words and honest expression are infectious to both the reader and the characters who populate the novel.