My eldest daughter is not one to shy away from a challenge. She picked up this classic book to read at school and, despite the old fashioned style and phrasing, she persevered. Here is her review:
Anne of Green Gables is about an orphan growing up . She is quite mischievous, imaginative and talkative and is always getting into scrapes. There are loads of good characters and sometimes a few very unfortunate events. It’s different to how we live now – they eat cold tongue and never mention a washing machine!
I enjoyed it because I thought Anne was quite like me and it has funny bits in it, but I’ll wait a bit before I try to read any of the other 6 books in the series. I had to ask the teacher what “undemonstrativeness” meant; she didn’t know!