Six months ago, I was Siddartha, but now I am:
You’re Anne of Green Gables!
by L.M. Montgomery
Bright, chipper, vivid, but with the emotional fortitude of cottage
cheese, you make quite an impression on everyone you meet. You’re impulsive, rash,
honest, and probably don’t have a great relationship with your parents. People hurt
your feelings constantly, but your brazen honestly doesn’t exactly treat others with
kid gloves. Ultimately, though, you win the hearts and minds of everyone that matters.
You spell your name with an E and you want everyone to know about it.
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Actually, I have a great relationship with my parents and my emotional fortitude is steely, but I’m still thrilled to be Anne. The entire Anne of Green Gables series is up there with Girl of the Limberlost as the books I drowned in as an 11-year-old when my life as I knew it was falling apart. Anne’s loving nature, her madness and her ability to get lost in books just like me were all comforting and inspirational. And Gilbert Blake, as Susan pointed out, was hot.
The novel itself is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, Puffin have released a prequel called Before Green Gables. This seeks to uncover Anne’s early upbringing and how she was passed from foster home to foster home. I don’t imagine I’ll be reading it, but I enjoyed hearing the author’s interview on Radio 4. You can listen to it here, on Women’s Hour, source of 90% of my information.
I’m sure Anne would have listened to Women’s Hour.