Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.
Revisiting the Anne books of my youth
Onto the second book about Anne, I think that I might not have read this one before.
I certainly remember loving the books as a teenager and reading Anne of Green Gables with my 9 year old granddaughter, I am on a mission to revisit them all.
The old familiar feeling of wanting to know what will happen next, but regret at the end of the story because I will miss the characters; and I don’t want it to end! Choking back tears that the innocent world of Avonlea is so far removed from today’s busy high tech world. I love Avonlea and seeing the world through the author’s characters. Always gives me an emotional reaction, like rekindling a most significant, dear friendship.
What a beautiful mind the author has, and the gift of drawing the reader through the whole range of emotions - laughter, tears, poignancy, indignation, sadness.