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Anne of the Island
     

Anne of the Island

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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
 

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Anne leaves Green Gables, and her work as a teacher in Avonlea, to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in "Anne of Green Gables"), to take further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane are there as well, as are Anne's friends from Queens's College, Priscilla Grant and Stella Maynard. During her first week of school,

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Anne leaves Green Gables, and her work as a teacher in Avonlea, to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in "Anne of Green Gables"), to take further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane are there as well, as are Anne's friends from Queens's College, Priscilla Grant and Stella Maynard. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful and lighthearted girl from Anne's birthplace, which is Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia.

The girls decide to set up house in a lovely cottage called Patty's Place, near campus, and center their lives around school, parties, and friends. The girls enter their second year at Redmond happily ensconced at Patty's Place, while life continues in Avonlea. Diana Barry is engaged to Fred Wright and Davy and Dora continue to keep Marilla busy. Gilbert, who has always loved Anne, proposes to her but is rejected ultimately because Anne is so wrapped up in her sentimental fantasies that she isn't capable of recognizing real love. Gilbert leaves, embarrassed and disappointed, and Anne and Gilbert drift apart.

Anne's childhood friend Ruby Gillis dies of consumption, very soon after finding her true love. Anne later welcomes the courtship of Roy Gardner, a darkly handsome Redmond student who showers her with attention and affection. After two years of courtship, Anne eventually comes to the conclusion that, despite his embodiment of her romantic image of love, the two never connected emotionally. She turns down his proposal.

Anne returns to Avonlea, a "full fledged B.A." but finds that she is a bit lonely. Her childhood friend, Jane Andrews, marries a Winnipeg millionaire, Mr. Inglis, and Diana gives birth to her first child: Fred Wright Jr. Anne gets word that Gilbert is gravely ill with typhoid fever. Deeply shaken at the prospect of losing him, she finally realizes the depth of her true feelings for him and prays all night for his recovery and a second chance at love. Gilbert recovers and after several visits to Green Gables, proposes once more on a late summer walk in the garden. Anne happily accepts and the couple share their first kiss.

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BN ID:
2940012961808
Publisher:
MJ Publishing
Publication date:
03/30/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,152,681
File size:
193 KB

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Anne of the Island 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As old friends come out of the picture and new ones come in, Anne Shirley clings on to the days of the past. But as old friendships become far more than friendships, she¿s not so sure she can. From young frivolous, little Anne to grown up woman going to college, Anne Shirley has changed a lot over the years. She wants to hang on to the past, but as old friends marry off and new ones come into the picture, Anne firmly believes that she has finally reached adulthood. But, is she really happy? I really like the story plot in Anne of the Island because it¿s a sweet story and many parts of it remind me of special memories that I had. To me, the plot of this story is like a winding path. Whenever I think it¿s going uphill, it¿s going downhill, whenever I think it¿s turning right, it¿s turning left. There are many unexpected, yet subtle, turns in this book. It really makes me wonder what will happen in the next book of the series. The characters in this book are so real, so defined, it seems to me, that they could never be anything but themselves. This book plants very firm pictures of the characters in my head, so they look very different to me when I see a picture on the cover or something else. This is probably because of the many great descriptions shown in this book. I wouldn¿t change one single character in this book, they¿re just so unique and special. The writing style of this book is very old-timey and professional. Many times while reading, I find myself thinking, ¿Huh?¿ And that¿s a good thing I learned new words and it challenged me. The language in this book is very poetic. There are many metaphors and similes, and it creates a mood for the reader. If you ever decide you want to read this book, I think you¿ll really like it, I know I did. It is the third book in L.M. Montgomery¿s wonderful series Anne of Green Gables. Just like the two before it, it is a very fun and unique book. A. Ambler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! Suitable for all ages. The movies are good, as well, except for the very sensitive (like me) you may not want to watch the last one; it takes place during a war and it broke my heart to watch all the suffering even if it is just a movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne of the Island is a wonderful book. It takes you back to another place and time and has delightful characters that are very easy to relate to. I felt myself experiencing the highs and lows that Anne and the other characters were going through. It is my favorite book of the series, probably because it is the most romantic. It is an incredible book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne of The Island is a very exciting booek. This book keeps you guessing. L.M Montgomry is an excillent writer. Everything about this book makes you want to keep reading it. This book takes place in a course of four years. It starts out with a young lady who cannot afford to go to college but she really wants to go. But when one of her friends reccomend her and she makes it shes shocked but she jumps at the chance and she also gets a scholorship. When shes there she meets many friends and starts writing a book everyone pointed out the bad but she sent it in anyway and she won a contest. This book is so well writen you never want to put it down. I cant wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. It is such a sweet CLEAN romance, and in a world like today thats hard to come by. Anne really grows a lot in this book. L.M. Montgomery did a fantastic job with the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! It had all the romance i love! I can totally relate to Anne! I love reading about Anne and Gilberts relashonship and how it fizzled and grew! Anne experienced heartbreak and loss! The best one out of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It was well written, great vocabulary, and an intresting plot. I cant wait to read number 4.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have watched the "Anne movies" since I was a little girl. And now though I'm grown (reading wasn't so interesting when I was a little girl) I started reading the books, and they are better than the movies! This one is the latest I've read, and I have to say, probably my fav so far. Can't wait to read the rest. I highly recommend these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite of the Anne books. My mother bought me the series when I was young and I have probably re-read all the books at least 3-4 times, but I've read Anne of the Island more than a dozen times. I always discover something new each time I read it. I've often left it out on the coffee table and picked it up here and there and read a chapter or two. I think that I have it memorized by heart. It's absolutley delightful and will stay in your memories for a long time. I can't wait for my daughter to start reading Lucy Maud Montgomery!
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Book number three in the Anne of Green Gables series is just as beautiful as the previous two. Anne of the Island is full of charming characters and enchanting situations. It's so much fun to watch Anne grow and learn in her college years. She makes some interesting new"chums" at school but many of the same old dear characters return from the previous stories. L.M. Montgomery created a classic with Anne!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read the Anne of Green Gables series as a pre-teen and they are the only books that I feel a need to revisit every couple of years. They are like dear old friends, and I love them as much now in my late twenties as I did as a girl! Anne of the Island is my favorite! It is so sweet & romantic, you just can't help but fall in love with Anne & Gilbert and their story!! They truely were meant for one another! If only every girl could have a Gilbert Blythe to love her faithfully & unconditionally!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is terriffic. I've read it over 10 times. This book sucks you into Anne's life, her romances, her sorrows, and her joys. This book leaves off in a perfect spot that makes you want to read the rest. This is probably my favorite book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne of The Island was an abslutely charming book. It's my favorite book of the whole series- that is, for now... I'm still on #4!! ='
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had all the charms of Anne of Green Gable--Anne is her usual sweet, vivacious character, and her friends are all interesting and well fleshed out, not to mention that some parts of the story are amusing and entertaining. The thing that really makes this book stand out, however, is that this book has a very clear direction. It is a love story, rather than the collection of adventures the other books tend to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucy Maude Montgomery was one of the most remarkable writers of her time. All of her books are incredible, but Anne of the Island is by far the best. Anne must finally come to terms with what her imagination had always told her she wanted the most, and what life really has in store for her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne of the Island is one of the sweetest books i have ever read. It has the same Anne, always getting into scrapes with romance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are familiar with the Anne of Green Gables series, than you know what I'm talking about when I say that Harry Potter doesn't come close to this book!
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pamkaye 12 months ago
Here we are again! Book 3 of the Anne Shirley series..... Each book gets better. L.M. is giving Anne such maturity in this installment. Anne leaves home for college, finds new friends, connects with old ones, and falls in love. Another one that I didn't want to put down. I read it through in 2 sittings.
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Such a good book:)
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