Author: L.M. Montgomery
Pages: 320 (Paperback)
Source: I bought this book myself
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One just can’t get tired of Anne. “Anne of Windy Poplars”, written by L.M. Montgomery is the fourth book in the “Anne of Green Gables” series and it follows Anne as she moves to Summerside, where she will work as the school director for three years, before marrying Gilbert.
I found it a bit hard to get into this book at first because the way it was written was a bit different from the previous books. Many passages were extracts from letters than Anne sent to Gilbert and therefore written in first person, but then other chapters were once again in third person. This required some getting used to, but it wasn’t really an impediment to enjoying the story. I did miss some of the other characters as well, such as Gilbert (I wished that Montgomery had decided to include the letters than he would write to Anne) and especially Diana. She was mentioned, but when I think of the friendship that she had with Anne in the first book, I feel rather sad that they grew apart as years went by.
Nevertheless, it is always amazing to watch Anne as she gains the heart of every person in Summerside, even the ones that had sworn to be her enemies. It is always humorous to watch Anne as she sticks her nose in everyone’s business (not with bad intentions, of course) and makes it her mission to improve the lives of those around her. Anne is certainly an inspiration to the young generations of nowadays.