not sure if anyone will see this or not but i wanted to get some opinions regarding the order in which the books were published. the following is TOTALLY from wikipedia
Lucy Maud Montgomery's books on Anne Shirley
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
1 Anne of Green Gables 1908 11 — 16
2 Anne of Avonlea 1909 16 — 18
3 Anne of the Island 1915 18 — 22
4 Anne of Windy Poplars 1936 22 — 25
5 Anne's House of Dreams 1917 25 — 27
6 Anne of Ingleside 1939 34 — 40
7 Rainbow Valley 1919 41
8 Rilla of Ingleside 1921 49 — 53
i am almost finished with Anne of Ingleside. I had not looked at the publish dates before this. My opinion is that this book feels tacked on... i almost feel like she could have stopped with Windy Poplars. I thought the series flowed well until this book. HOWEVER, in light of the published dates, i look forward to getting to the last two to find out how they fit.
anne is a completely different character in this book. she has become very motherly, very womanly and very housewifey. ha! however, we are focusing on her children who have retained her dreamy, wide-eyed amazement and character. but it is disappointing that anne is changed so... who knows! i may think different when i finish this book....
I enjoyed the book, though Anne seemed to have a few additional characteristics that I did not notice before.
I just love this whole series!
I've read it so many times!
One of my favorites is this one.
Even though they are all good.
If you haven't read it........
I didn't like this book as much as the others in the series, but the rest all come under 'favourites'.