Monday, April 13

Calling All Anne Lovers...


I found this book at BJs on Thursday and whipped through all 387 pages! It was a good book in my opinion, but I only just read all of the Anne books last year so I am no Anne expert. I must say that I am thrilled that Anne and I share March 5th as a birthday, according to Mrs. Wilson (and maybe L.M. Montgomery and I just missed it!)!

If you read Before Green Gables, did you like it? If you haven't read it, will you?

16 comments:

Realmomma said...

I love the Anne books -- read them almost every year. I'm so excited to hear there is a prequel. I'll have to search it out after I'm finished with my current reading of the series (I'm on book 4).

Was the book sad? I can't imagine it being as "happy" as the original books. . . though Rilla of Ingleside was a tear jerkier.

k-e-household said...

I read the Anne books as a little girl, and can't wait to read it to my little girl! The first book is my favorite of all time.
I will read this book someday, probably on vacation or in the summer months....I think thats what kind of book it is....

Michelle M. said...

I love Anne! Thanks for sharing this.

Anwen said...

Ooh, I love Anne and read through the series every few years! I am definitely planning on reading the prequel as soon as I can find it. Thanks for the tip; I never would have known. :)

Matushka Anna said...

Oh Good! I can't wait to get it!

Nerissa said...

They've made a made for TV movie of this prequel book already, too. I've not read it although I am a big Anne fan.

Am I to assume that you have seen the Sullivan Production 'Anne of Green Gable' mini-series?

Courtney said...

I heard absolutely awful things about the prequel movie on the KS list (even worse than Anne 3), but I would like to read the book.

Emma, I think LMM does mention 3/5 as Anne's birthday, but it could be that fans have deduced that from other hints in the series. I know lots of folks have plotted the books on a timeline.

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

I grew up on Anne... I'll have to look for a copy of this book.

juliana said...

Yay! Sharing a birthday with Anne is exciting!

Kathryn said...

I LOVE Anne, but discovered the movies before the books, I devoured the books as an adult and have most of them, I can't wait to read them to my daughter!!

Angela said...

I've never heard of this book! Thanks for the recommendation. We are dyed-in-the-wool Anne lovers around here, so we will have to check it out!!

Mimi said...

I've heard of, but not read. Off to put on my PBS wish list, thanks!

Kether said...

I'm a big Anne fan... and I read this book earlier this year. I loved it. I thought the author did a great job of trying to imagine how Anne must have been as a child. When you know the books well, you see a lot of threads that connect the prequel to LM's books. A lot of it was sad, but you get to see Anne's spirit shine through in tough times.

Emma said...

Hi Realmomma!

The book was sad, but I knew that it was going to get better for Anne and that is what got me through it. There were also several wonderful characters in this book that helped Anne at different times and that made it a little easier to read the sad parts.

Nerissa -
I watched the Anne movies and the Road to Avonlea series as a girl. I don't know why I never read the books... I loved to read! I still like the movies a lot and hope to own them someday!

Antonella said...

Love the Anne series but in Italy is practically unknown except for the anime (japanese animated series) that was on tv in the '80s (when I was growing up), of the first book only
btw i loved it as a kid and prompted me to find the books and read it alla

i even have the doll that was made.

for all of you with kids it'd be nice to discover if in the usa is available
wholesome and fun

Antonella

braultfam said...

I was/still am a HUGE fan of the Anne series...had not heard of this but will be reserving it at the library.

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