For multiple generations of readers, Anne Shirley will always be one of their favorite literary leading ladies. The heroine of L.M. Montgomery‘s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables, Anne is a spirited young woman with a wild imagination and an open heart.
The Netflix reboot of the series, Anne with an E, ran for three reasons. Stepping into the hallowed shoes of the young Miss Shirley is Amybeth McNulty. Playing her adopted parents, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are Geraldine James and R.H. Thomson.
I only watched the first episode and I couldn’t help but smile. McNulty is the perfect young actress to play Anne. Her take on the character is everything we expect from Anne Shirley. James and Thomson as the unmarried, middle aged Cuthbert siblings are equally well cast. James is severe while Thomson is willing to give the newest member of their family a chance.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Anne with an E is available for streaming on Netflix.
Anne Shirley is not the average heroine. She is an orphan with red hair, a big mouth and an even bigger imagination. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are a middle aged brother and sister duo who never married. What they ask for is a boy to help them around the farm. What they get is Anne Shirley.
Anne is the heroine of L.M. Montgomery’s immortal novel, Anne of Green Gables. While Matthew quickly warms up to Anne, his sister is not so sure that taking in this child is a good idea. It’s not easy for Marilla, a woman who has a crusty outer shell to raise a child, especially as impulsive and imaginative as Anne. But Anne will soon become the daughter that Marilla and Matthew did not have.
I am ashamed, as a bookworm, to say that I have not read any of the Anne Of Green Gables books until now. I did see the miniseries years ago. What I liked about this book is that Anne represents many young girls. She is dramatic, she is impulsive, she dislikes what she sees in the mirror and she sometimes does not think before speaking or acting. But she has a very big heart and when she loves, she loves completely.
I loved this book. Anne Of Green Gables is one of those books that many young girls should read, if they have not read it already.