Anne of Avonlea is a Canadian and American novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first Following Anne of Green Gables (), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to. Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published The book recounts Anne's struggles and joys in settling in to Green Gables (the first real home she's ever known): the country school where she. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery. No cover available.
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Anne of Avonlea book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. At sixteen, Anne is grown up almost. Her gray eyes shine like. Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne's House of. Read Anne Of Avonlea by author Lucy Maud Montgomery, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available.
Harrison was their new righthand neighbor and she had never met him before, although she had seen him once or twice. In early April, before Anne had come home from Queen's, Mr. Robert Bell, whose farm adjoined the Cuthbert place on the west, had sold out and moved to Charlottetown. His farm had been bought by a certain Mr. Harrison, whose name, and the fact that he was a New Brunswick man, were all that was known about him.
But before he had been a month in Avonlea he had won the reputation of being an odd person. Rachel Lynde said. Rachel was an outspoken lady, as those of you who may have already made her acquaintance will remember. Harrison was certainly different from other people. In the first place he kept house for himself and had publicly stated that he wanted no fools of women around his diggings.
Feminine Avonlea took its revenge by the gruesome tales it related about his house-keeping and cooking. For one thing, there was never any stated time for meals in the Harrison establishment. Harrison "got a bite" when he felt hungry, and if John Henry were around at the time, he came in for a share, but if he were not, he had to wait until Mr. Harrison's next hungry spell. John Henry mournfully averred that he would have starved to death if it wasn't that he got home on Sundays and got a good filling up, and that his mother always gave him a basket of "grub" to take back with him on Monday mornings.
I have a feeling I'm going to be rereading the rest of this series before November rolls around. It's so nice to know that when I wake with a 3 AM panic attack, convinced that Trump has already won and life as we know it is over, that Anne's simple, and simply beautiful, world will be waiting for me.
View all 23 comments. I read this around the Thanksgiving holiday, and I believe not only is it a comforting piece, but also a wonderful reminder to be thankful for the small joys in life that make the heart sing. A stroll through the woods, picking flowers, spending time with old, dear friends, making new friends with those eccentrics that might otherwise go unnoticed, teaching a small child an important lesson, cooking a special meal for a guest, and remembering and honoring those that have passed from our lives — these are all things that Anne makes part of her daily life with exuberant delight and much grace.
I wish there were more Annes in the world! You likely will assume that these are re-reads for me. They are not! Somehow I missed the pleasure of reading the Anne books as a child or teen and read my very first one this past June. In this book, we see Anne at the age of sixteen and just beginning her career as a teacher in Avonlea. She has grown and matured, but still carries that zest for life that makes her the person everyone loves so much.
She seemed to walk in an atmosphere of things about to happen. They are not exactly sure what this will entail, but they hope to make Avonlea an even better place to live. As Anne and company get out and about in the community, we make the acquaintance of a number of interesting new characters right along with them. Anne may not have thought it quite funny, but some of their little predicaments while fundraising managed to bring a smile to my face.
Not everyone is on board with their ideas! Always the pragmatist, Mrs. Lynde in this case! Some people are just not willing to make a change. From the surly Mr. Harrison and his foul-mouthed parrot to the angelic Paul Irving to the quirky Miss Lavendar at Echo Lodge to the mischievous twin Davy, I delighted in sitting down with these folks for a short while and taking my mind off the holiday grind.
They are not just for kids! I have the next three or four books in the series just waiting to be read. I will pull them out from time to time when I need to be reminded of the small pleasures in life, and savor them as they should be — much like my little stash of Dove dark chocolates.
View all 48 comments. It was first published in Following Anne of Green Gables Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school, although she will still continue her studies at home with Gilbert, who is teaching at the nearby White Sands School.
The first book is one of my all-time favorites and I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get to the sequels! I really don't think I had too high of expectations, but am still pretty surprised by how neutral I was about this second one. I was mostly just there for Anne's personality, all of the wonderful quotes scattered throughout, and Gilbert Blythe. Otherwise, I didn't really care much about all of the random side stories especially with the twins and Miss Lavendar.
It felt 3. It felt more like filler? But if I don't compare this to the first book then it's still a fine read. I think I just like the story in the second movie a lot more. That is all. View all 5 comments. Nov 22, Manybooks rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anne of Green Gables Fans.
I remember liking L. Montgomery's Anne of Avonlea immensely when I first read it as a young teenager, and during my recent rereads, I have still managed to enjoy most of the story most of the featured episodes almost as much as I did then, especially the anecdotes about the Avonlea Village Improvement Society AVIS. But even more than the AVIS interludes, I have been rather pleasantly surprised at how much I have loved reading about both Paul Irving and Lavendar Lewis two characters to whom I did not really feel all that drawn when I first read Anne of Avonlea However, I did and do find myself having rather major problems universally liking the character of Davy Keith.
And indeed, it is not Davy's rather mischievous nature that I find problematic, but the fact that he is so often deliberately cruel and nasty to his twin sister Dora. Not only that, but I have also and with flustered sadness noticed that Dora is more often than not ignored and denigrated by almost everyone, from Anne to even Mrs.
Lynde, simply because she is a quiet, unobtrusive child and "must" therefore by extension also be boring and monotonous. And when one recalls what Anne's own childhood was like, and how she was both emotionally and spiritually neglected before she came to Green Gables, it is supremely ironic and annoying that Anne now seemingly approaches Dora in a similar manner, often ignoring her because Davy's exploits are more interesting, or more to the point, are perceived as being more interesting.
Furthermore, I also tend to believe that there is actually a rather uncritical acceptance by L. Montgomery herself, as Anne's and others' often rather negative assumptions of and towards Dora are never really actively criticised yes, Anne realises that she might have a bit of an unfair and careless attitude towards Dora, but even though she is aware of this, she does not really ever strive to rein in her at times quite overt favouritism of Davy, and actually even attempts to justify it to herself and others.
And as someone who also was rather quiet and unobtrusive as a child and teenager, this has quite bothered me during my recent rereads and continues to more than somewhat chafe strangely enough though, when I was a teenager, when I first read Anne of Avonlea , this fact did not seem to bother me all that much, although at that time, I often did feel rather ignored and under-appreciated by both my family and the world.
Now I would still most strongly recommend this novel, as well as the entire Anne of Green Gables series. It is just that Anne of Avonlea , while certainly magical, does indeed and in my opinion have its potential issues at least it did and does for me , with specifically the often overt favouritism of Davy Keith over his sister, over Dora, being majorly potentially problematic, a favouritism actually made considerably worse by the fact that it also so often seems universally accepted, even justified and thus, from the Anne of Green Gables series , Anne of Avonlea while definitely enjoyable, does also not rank amongst my personal favourites.
View all 14 comments. Nov 29, Nicole rated it really liked it. She had a sudden realization that Gilbert was a schoolboy no longer. And how manly he looked—the tall, frank-faced fellow, with the clear, straightforward eyes and the broad shoulders. Anne thought Gilbert was a very handsome lad, even though he didn't look at all like her ideal man.
She and Diana had long ago decided what kind of a man they admired and their tastes seeme "In the twilight Anne sauntered down to the Dryad's Bubble and saw Gilbert Blythe coming down through the dusky Haunted Wood. She and Diana had long ago decided what kind of a man they admired and their tastes seemed exactly similar. He must be very tall and distinguished looking, with melancholy, inscrutable eyes, and a melting, sympathetic voice.
There was nothing either melancholy or inscrutable in Gilbert's physiognomy, but of course that didn't matter in friendship! Gilbert stretched himself out on the ferns beside the Bubble and looked approvingly at Anne. If Gilbert had been asked to describe his ideal woman the description would have answered point for point to Anne, even to those seven tiny freckles whose obnoxious presence still continued to vex her soul.
Gilbert was as yet little more than a boy; but a boy has his dreams as have others, and in Gilbert's future there was always a girl with big, limpid gray eyes, and a face as fine and delicate as a flower. He had made up his mind, also, that his future must be worthy of its goddess. Even in quiet Avonlea there were temptations to be met and faced.
White Sands youth were a rather "fast" set, and Gilbert was popular wherever he went. But he meant to keep himself worthy of Anne's friendship and perhaps some distant day her love; and he watched over word and thought and deed as jealously as if her clear eyes were to pass in judgment on it. She held over him the unconscious influence that every girl, whose ideals are high and pure, wields over her friends; an influence which would endure as long as she was faithful to those ideals and which she would as certainly lose if she were ever false to them.
In Gilbert's eyes Anne's greatest charm was the fact that she never stooped to the petty practices of so many of the Avonlea girls—the small jealousies, the little deceits and rivalries, the palpable bids for favor.
Anne held herself apart from all this, not consciously or of design, but simply because anything of the sort was utterly foreign to her transparent, impulsive nature, crystal clear in its motives and aspirations. Dec 20, Sam rated it it was ok.
Anne of Avonlea drinking game: I kind of hated him. His sister, Dora, is a sweet, mild-mannered, overall good kid. And so Davy takes great joy Anne of Avonlea drinking game: And so Davy takes great joy in tormenting her endlessly. But Anne and Marilla just write this off as him being "mischievous," never taking into consideration how awful this must be for Dora. Davy even locks his sister alone in the dark in a neighbor's barn, just because he thinks it would be funny to make everyone worry!?
When Dora is finally found, she's been crying for hours. The end result of this episode? Anne and Marilla say they love Davy more because he needs them more. No, Dora needs them to protect her - from her brother. And they utterly fail. Anne's "scrapes" in the first book were because she often acted before thinking, or had a quick temper. But Davy's actions are thought out and deliberate, and he does them because he likes making trouble, making his sister cry, and getting a reaction out of people.
Very, very different, imo. In addition, this book felt a lot more sickly-sweet and moralized more.
It wasn't nearly as good as the first isn't that always the way? View all 9 comments. Jul 19, Lana rated it it was ok.
Jul 14, Evelina AvalinahsBooks rated it really liked it Shelves: After the first book about Anne, I was a bit late to read this one. That's mostly due to the fact that at first it completely failed to draw me in. I felt like it's just filler up to like a third of the book in! Where's all the fun?
Where did Anne's spunkiness go? But thankfully, the book picked up, and by the end I can say I enjoyed it almost as much as the first one. I'll certainly be reading on! I've decided to give you 5 reasons to read about Anne, so here we go. If you want to read this w After the first book about Anne, I was a bit late to read this one.
If you want to read this with proper formatting, go ahead and read it here on my blog. The Shenanigans The funny scrapes Anne gets into is part of the fun in stories about her. So at first, as I was reading it, I was so baffled by the fact that Anne grew up — a school mistress now, what fun is there even going to be??
At first it does go like that, but it picks up, and you've got Anne traipsing around Green Gables making a fool of herself as always.
Hilarity ensues. I won't be kidding when I say I literally laughed out loud about the roof scene. Good lord. The Kids There are a lot of children in this book, and if you've read Montgomery before, you'll know that she is great at writing them. From the best to the worst - you'll find kids with a heart, kids with a brain, and kids that basically crawled their way up from hell I'm looking at you, Davy Keith.
Good or bad, they are truly entertaining to read about and something chug out some quite deep thoughts. Although I was a little sad Dora was so disregarded because she was 'too good and docile' The Romance Oh, the romance.
If you're thinking anything finally happens between Anne and Gilbert — well, think again. But Montgomery has some other romance to offer, and it's truly adorable in the way it can be only from this particular time - the turn of the century.
So innocent, so beautiful and lovely, so plainly obviously orchestrated - in a way that makes you like it even more. The Feel I will risk repeating myself, but I can't take away from the book. Anne of Avonlea will let you enjoy another "episode" oh the calm and quiet that you loved when you were reading the first book. Most of us long for something like that The promise of green, rolling fields, sunshine and flowers picked in the field The Promise For More As it's the second book, you're getting into a sort of pleasant sync with the story.
And you don't want it to end. The ending of Anne of Avonlea promises our heroine a nice, bright future just round the bend, and you'll want to find out all about it. It reminds me the time I was going off to university myself, off to a new start, to a life I knew nothing about.
So let's hope that it will be as Anne would probably hope it would be: So that's why I think you should continue with this series! It might be slow to start, but it gets good afterwards. I'm sure you'll enjoy it if you pick it up. View all 4 comments. Aug 06, Britany rated it really liked it Shelves: OH Marilla! Anne's back! She older and wiser and more beautiful than that gangly red-headed girl that first came to Avonlea.
This book walks us through Anne as a older teenager, she's back as a schoolteacher at the local school with difficult pupils, she refuses to rule by corporal punishment, but simply to treat her students with kindness. My other favorite was Miss Lavender and her story. Another batch of Anne was just what I needed to break up some of the deeper, darker reading out there right now. I must confess after reading Anne of Green Gables , I was enthralled.
Cannot wait to now continue on with the series as all kindred spirits must. View all 8 comments. Jul 05, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved the book Anne of Green Gables so much. I enjoyed this book, but it did not have the same impact on me that the first one did. There was much about this book that I loved, but I did miss Anne as a child.
She is becoming an adult, a better adult than most. I did love the hilarious things the children said. I mean they were things I could hear any child saying. Davey was a little crazy. That kid has some sociopathic tendencies. Still, he was so funny.
He enjoyed causing some excitement aroun I loved the book Anne of Green Gables so much. Rainbow Valley — Anne Shirley is now the mother of six children. These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when the strangest family moves into an old nearby mansion.
The Meredith clan is two boys and two girls, with minister father but no mother — and a runaway girl named Mary Vance. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war.
Montgomery near the end of her life but not published in its entirety until Mary that are interspersed with vignettes of Anne Shirley Blythe and her family discussing her poetry over a series of evenings. You also can find most of those books in one box set that contains 8 books , From the first Anne of Green Gables to Rilla of Ingleside, but not The Blythes Are Quoted or the next three books in this guide. The Complete Chronicles of Avonlea — The books collected all the short stories originally published in the to books : Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea.
Anne plays only a minor role in thoses stories, being the main character in only two of them.