Today I’m joining in (belatedly) with the Anne of Green Gables series read-along hosted by Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf and Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku. You can find the details here if you would like to read along, catch up with reading along, or join in with some of the bonus posts!
Top 5 Things I Wish I Could Change About the Anne Series
(Spoilers Ahead for All Eight Books!)
The Treatment of Dora
I have written about this before, but I do not understand why Anne does not like Dora because–gasp!–Dora is a well-behaved child. Apparently Dora is boring as a result and we do not need to hear much about her after Anne leaves Green Gables. Poor Dora.
The End of Anne of Green Gables
You know the end. The part where Matthew dies. I cry every time. This is potentially the worst death in all of literary history.
Rilla of Ingleside
Don’t get me wrong. I love this book. And I love Rilla and the way she grows when put to the test. But watching Anne Blythe age and lose her spirit while her boys are off to war is the last thing I ever wanted. Anne deserves better. Her family deserves better. It doesn’t help that my favorite character, Walter Blythe, dies. Or that Una is left facing a lifetime alone.
The Fate of Jane Andrews
Why does everyone feel bad for Jane because she marries an old wealthy guy? Maybe she wanted to marry him. Maybe she loves him. It does not seem right that Anne and Jane’s old acquaintances judge her for taking an opportunity Jane clearly wanted to take–for whatever reasons.
Anne’s Refusal to Apologize
Anne, think of all the years you could have had with Gilbert if you weren’t so stubborn! You’re breaking my heart!
Not sure what to read after finishing Anne’s series? Check out our flow chart with recommendations for L. M. Montgomery’s other works.