ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
BY LUCY M. MONTGOMERY
BOOK REPORT BY: Katherine Dewitt
Anne, is a imaginative, chatty, dramatic, freckled, red-haired (with a temper to go with it) orphan who gets sent to Avonlea (Fictional) from an orphanage in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (Fictional) to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert(brother and sister) who needed a hired boy to help out around the farm (as Marilla and Matthew are getting old), but when Matthew goes to the train station to get the “boy” he and his sister are expecting.
But, when he arrives there is an lonely eleven year old girl waiting there for him, who is so excited to be coming to Green Gable and expresses it as they drive home by saying, “Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. I’ve never belonged to anybody—not really.”
Yet unknown to her, the Cuthberts were actually expecting a boy and that she was actually an accident and wasn’t supposed to be there then breaks down saying “You don’t want me because I’m not a boy! This is the most TRAGICAL thing that has ever happened to me!” Marilla and Matthew decide to keep her for the night until they can settle matters later in the morning. But as Anne goes to bed, Matthew starts to talk to Marilla about keeping Anne while Marilla thinks the idea is a “fine kettle of fish” so she says she will not keep her.
After breakfast Marilla takes Anne over to White Sands to talk to Mrs. Spencer (who sent Anne) about sending her back to Nova Scotia where Anne is from. But when they arrive, just as Marilla is about to hand Anne off to Mrs. Blewett (Who is quite a cold-hearted mean woman) so Marilla decides to keep Anne off the spur of the moment. And Anne is ecstatic to be staying at Green Gables..
TBC next week