Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

Paperback - 1987
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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 Philippa 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 very 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. Suddenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love...
Publisher: New York : Toronto : Bantam Books, 1987, c1943.
ISBN: 9780553213171
Characteristics: 244 pages ;,18 cm.


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Aug 08, 2019

i love!!!!!!! this book i didnt want 2 stop readin'

bibliosara Jun 06, 2019

Another wonderful entry into the Anne series! L.M. Montgomery was an amazingly talented author. Her style of writing is entrancing, almost like reading poetry. Although it is often classified as a children's series, the tone and speed is much more suited to adult readers (no inappropriate content, it just doesn't read like a juvenile book). I really enjoy watching Anne as she develops from a teenager into a young woman, suffering tragedy and making her way through romantic entanglements.

Dec 28, 2018

Anne of the Island is the third novel in the Anne of Green Gables series written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. After the closing of “another chapter” of Anne’s life as an Avonlea schoolteacher, this novel delves into Anne’s college life at Redmond. Through the sweet story, the girls’ ambitions and passions for knowledge and learning shine purely and clearly through the words. The youthful chatter and laughter of the vigorous and intelligent students of Redmond rings out colorfully. Between the contrast of the old Avonlea friends and lovers, and the new Redmond friends and lovers, Anne must find her footing, grow roots of love and, as she always does, dream to her heart’s content, with which, consecrating her beloved room at Patty’s Place, where she had “joyed and suffered and laughed and wept”. Quivering with pure love and friendship, flowing with young dreams and fancies, burning with ambition and wisdom, and bursting with well-depicted humor, happiness, and heart-wrenching sadness, Anne of the Island is sure to grasp readers in its intense, humorous, and well-written beauty. "Just think of all the great and noble souls who have lived and worked in the world," said Anne dreamily. "Isn't it worthwhile to come after them and inherit what they won and taught? Isn't it worthwhile to think we can share their inspiration?"
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Librarian_Deb Aug 29, 2018

Like a breeze of fresh air, going back to the world of Avonlea and the characters of Anne, Gilbert, Diana, and their friends and family gives me the most refreshing feeling. And in this one we get to see Anne and Gilbert's relationship change, though not without some major bumps in the road. Anne's life as a college student at Redmond with her friends old and new becomes a time for her to learn many lessons about life. A most satisfying read that I would recommend to anyone!

Mar 24, 2018

This has to be my favorite by far. I love the growing morals that Anne learns. She is told that humans aren't perfect, which contributes to her seeing how they are flawed and how she really loves Gilbert. Gilbert...*sigh* Gosh, I am so glad he was there. We get more of him and sometimes less but I loved him. I would recommend this book!

Nov 15, 2017

My favorite "Anne" book!! It's so amazing!

Aug 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite books in the Anne of Green Gables series. I love her college and romance life! Makes me wish I lived 100 years ago <sigh>.

Sep 27, 2015

The third book in the Anne series. A fantastic read that takes us through Anne's college years and romantic experiences. A great book that has amazing themes and lessons about the subject of love and friendship. The writing speeds through some pivotal moments, and drags through some of the unnecessary things, much like real life love, now that I think about it. A must-read for fans of Anne of Green Gables!

Jul 04, 2014

I love this series and can't wait to read the next. I think that Anne has learns such great lessons in these books, and I love all the characters.

Aug 05, 2013

Spoiler: I'm so happy for Anne and Gilbert :)

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Aug 18, 2014

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Feb 03, 2012

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sarag1 Feb 13, 2016

"I have a dream. I persist on dreaming it, even though at times it seems as if it will never come true. I dream of a house, with a hearth-fire in it, cats, and dogs, and footsteps of friends... and you!" -Gilbert Blythe

Bows_Dance_Anna Jul 27, 2012

"Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them."


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