I just finished reading Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. It’s my first completed book for the read-a-thon… it took me a bit long to read it because I kept having computer problems – so it took a lot of time to move back and forth between sites for the challenges and such. Luckily, my husband fixed them for me!
I’ve always loved Anne. Did you know… my middle name is Anne? Even now, when I tell people my middle name, I think “with an e”. One the phone, if somebody tells me that their name is Anne, I always ask “With an E?” It helps that I have red hair and am somewhat feisty like Anne (or, at least, I was as a kid).
This is the backstory to Anne. It was so nice to read what happened to Anne before she became “of Green Gables”. The story is fantastic and heartbreaking. (Yes, yes, yes…. I cried.) In some ways, I like stories where you know the end. Most people who read this book KNOW where she’s going. They even know, vaguely, how she got there. The journey along the way is what makes this book so wonderful. A perfect addition to Anne’s story.