Emily Climbs - Emily, Bk 2 Author:L. M. Montgomery Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she p... more »romises to stop writing! All the same, this is the first step in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossips buzzing. But Emily and her friends are confident -- Ilse's a born actress, Teddy's set to be a great artist, and roguish Perry has the makings of a brilliant lawyer. When Emily has her poems published and writes for the town newspaper, success seems to be on its way -- and with it the first whispers of romance. Then Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, and she must decide if she wants to change her life forever.« less
This book is from the author of Anne of Green Gables but is more autobiographical than the previous book. A great coming of age story as a young woman goes from childhood to maturity at the turn of the century. Beautifully written and wonderfully truthful. This is the second book of the trilogy and well worth reading on its own.
Part 2 of 3. Necessary reading between book 1 and 3. Early teen years, struggling with love, becoming an author and growing up. Again, more lovely writing from the author who brought Anne of Green Gables to the world. Book is very autobiographical according to sources in her publisher's notes. Enjoyed very much.