Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Looking for Anne of Green Gables

The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic

Author: Irene Gammel
Genre: Biography
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 6.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 298 +3 photo inserts
Time period: Early 1900's
Main characters: None
My overall opinion: This isn't one of my favorite books ever. By the end, I'd decided I didn't like Maud Montgomery very much as a person, though I love her books. There was a little inappropriate stuff in it. While it was interesting to learn about how Maud was inspired to write Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, there were some things I didn't like about the book. I cannot recommend it.


Melody said...

Hmm...if it's a biography, everything in it might be true. I remember, though, my sister telling me she read L.M. Montgomery's diaries, and she was disappointed in her. :-/

Charity U said...

Melody: that may be. I'm quite sure it WAS non-fiction. But they included some details about her that definitely could have been left out. If you need more details...well, say so.