At first this story was just a continuation of the life of Anne Shirley and the people she loved. It wasn't very interesting but it was nice to see what they were all up to. This story is about Anne's time in college at Redmond with her gal-friends and Gilbert Blithe. Everyone of her friends seemed to be very into the idea of romance and getting married. She just wanted to enjoy life and friendships without all that to distract her. This story started to get very interesting in time and I cried during the last chapter.
This is #3 in the Anne of Green Gables series. I quite enjoyed this book. I was so excited for Anne to finally achieve her dream of attending college. Since Anne is away from Green Gables, I did miss her interactions and friendship with Diana, but Anne does make some old and new connections at college. And I just wanted to scream at Anne when she refused Gilbert's proposal!! How could she be such a fool and so blind to her own feelings!!! ugh!! The ending of this book is my favorite scene of the entire Anne of Green Gables series.
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Phillippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises... including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Sudenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love...
Whishing couldn't keep Anne of Green Gables from growing up. Anne's whole world was changing-her childhood friends marrying. Anne herself leaving the Island for four years of college. but as much as life changed,important things stayed the same-especially spirited, irrepressible Anne.
Debbie M. (Tafwin) reviewed Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, Bk 3) on
"How horrible it is that people have to grow up!" Wishing couldn't keep Anne of Green Gables from growing up. Anne's whole world was changing. Her childhood friends were beginning to get married, and Anne herself was leaving the island for four years of college. Now handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win Anne's heart, and suddenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love...and for following her dreams if they mean leaving Green Gables behind forever.