Anne Of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Two more years of Anne’s life are chronicled in this second book of the series and Montgomery writes as well about being a teenager as she did about childhood in the first book, better in fact. Anne spends two years as a teacher in this one, but the reader only gets to spend about a day in the schoolhouse – Montgomery was a teacher herself for a few years but apparently it’s a memory to be glossed over. The two years pass just as charmingly as expected, and at the end
The page of girlhood had been turned, as by an unseen finger, and the page of womanhood was before her with all its charm and mystery, its pain and gladness.
At sixteen, Anne is grown up … almost. Her grey eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else’s romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.