"You don't want me because I am not a boy!? this is the most Tragical thing to ever happen to me!" Anne comes to Green Gables, at the request of Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert, older siblings that lived in the family house. They had sent to an orphanage that they wanted a boy, so that Mathew, with his failing heart, didn't have to work so much. But instead of getting a boy they get a girl. A red haired, freckled, talkative girl that has miles of imagination in her head. Anne Shirley only wants to be loved, and be able to imagine everything she ever wanted. And when the opportunity comes for Marilla to give Anne up she changes her mind. and keeps the girl with her at green gables.
This is an endearing book, if you enjoyed the movie you will love the book, with many word for word conversations that have been copied to the movie. Again, this is a fantastic book. 5 star rating.
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