I am so excited to review the Chronicles of Avonlea because it’s a great series and the show Anne with an E (based off the first book, Anne of Green Gables) is amazing.
In the first novel Montgomery details the life of young Anne, an orphan, after her arrival at Green Gables, home to the Cuthberts. In book one, Anne grows older throughout the series, and endures tough lessons while also having a fun time with her friends.
The language might be boring for younger kids (6-12), but the content is fine for all ages. Montgomery writes beautiful descriptions which, when it comes to food, makes me hungry, and I find that I often will go hunting for a snack. For each book, she changes her organization style which I think makes each book feel like a new one, and sort of shows how Anne is growing up, yet remaining the same. While the Chronicles of Avonlea might be outdated they are still entertaining, and it’s fun to watch as all the characters grow up to become new people.
I was inspired to read this series after watching Anne with an E. I will say that as the show progresses it strays further and further from the actual book, but it manages to keep important parts of the story accurate.
I hope this review has encouraged you to read the Chronicles of Avonlea, or watch Anne with an E on Netflix. Both are excellent if you have a little free time.