This book is the perfect cap to the Anne series, all of which touch the reader's soul in a way that no other books ever can. It brings to pass what has been foresahdowed in the previous tales of Anne's children as the Pied Piper comes, wrenching and delighting your heart by turns. It is a tale of growing up and learning what is important as Rilla spends her "fifteen to nineteen" years- supposedly the best of a girl's life- in the midst of World War I.
Utterly delightful. Rilla is Anne's youngest daughter and her coming age story is the sweetest and also funniest of the whole series. This is the one I re-read every few years.
#8 in the Anne of Green Gables series. These books present life from an earlier era but that life is very recognizable by today's readers.
What a wonderful way to close the series by focusing on the Blythe family fully (been a while since they did so) and showing how each of them handles the news of WWI. Rilla (Bertha Marilla Blythe) is the youngest born to the Blythes and is nearly 15. She is so much of a child still and wants to be seen as a woman. However, the war might make a woman out of her and change her more than she realizes, as well as her family as a whole. This was a darling book. It was probably my second favorite book of the series (the first being the most favorite).