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Anne of Green Gables Read-along – Week 2

anne readalongIn the last post, we discussed how Anne of Green Gables belongs to a long list of classic books we love about orphans. Quite often the orphan’s tale is a coming-of-age-tale, or more specifically a Bildungsroman. A what-the heck? I first thought when I encountered this term reading Great Expectations. According to Wikipedia, it is a sub-genre of the coming-of-age story “that focuses on the protagonist’s psychological and moral growth, and in which character change is thus extremely important”.

Why do we love coming-of-age stories? But more specifically, why do we love reading coming of–age-stories even as adults?

Anne of Green Gables is considered a children’s novel, but as an adult I still find it engaging. Anne’s world is magical and full of wonders she wants to share. From a mother’s perspective, I think of how I may have inadvertently squashed the imagination and creativity of my little ones in exchange for “good behaviour” and need to lighten up a bit. I think Marilla makes the same discovery as she figures out how to parent Anne.

I’m still mulling over this one, but would love to hear your thoughts.



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2 comments on “Anne of Green Gables Read-along – Week 2

  1. heavenali
    April 9, 2013

    I wish I had known about this read-a-long before I chose my books for the month – if I get a chance to download and read it however I will – no promises though.

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    • ebookclassics
      April 10, 2013

      Would love to have you join us! Also happy to discuss the book even after the reading event.

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