Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

“It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’ve started this book, and so far I am rather intrigued by the main character, an orphaned 11 years old girl. She is quite a peculiar little thing. She is a dreamer, an optimistic person to the point of annoyance, sometimes a drama queen but never a bore for certain.

Her story begins when she gets adopted by accident by a brother and a sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who initially wanted a boy to help them with the chores on Green Gables, their Avonlea farmhouse on Prince Edward Island. She is described as red-haired, with a pale complexion and freckles. The colour of her hair in particular troubles her: “Red hair is my life long sorrow.” I can’t say I relate to that one bit, in my opinion, having natural red hair is a blessing. But hey, then again, we’re talking about a story from 1908 when beauty standards were quite different.

All in all, I am looking forward to see the evolution of this character as well as the rest of the story.

You can find the book Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery on Okian.ro

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