"Anne of Avonlea" By L.M. Montgomery
The Story: In this charming sequel to Anne of Green Gables, readers are reunited with Anne Shirley, her bosom friend Diana Barry, and the handsome Gilbert Blythe, in a series of spirited adventures in Anne of Avonlea. Anne, now sixteen and a schoolteacher, is accepted as a member of Avonlea society, but she finds it almost impossible to fit the traditional definition of how a young woman should behave. Her temper is tested in the classroom at the Avonlea School, since some of her students refuse to treat her with respect. Anne still believes that “there is good in every person if you can find it,” and she makes the best of the unpleasant situations that confound her. Along the way, she plays matchmaker to Diana and discovers romantic yearnings of her own.